Where Is All The Pretty Horses set? Set in west Texas and northern central Mexico in l949, All the Pretty Horses is subtitled “Volume One, The Border Trilogy,” indicating that it is the first of three books in a series.
What year was All the Pretty Horses set in? Cormac McCarthy’s novel All the Pretty Horses concerns itself with the meeting place between realism and romanticism. All the Pretty Horses is set in 1949 and 1950. The opening of the novel shows John Grady Cole, a sixteen-year-old Texan who wants badly to be a cowboy, at the funeral of his grandfather.