Cold Mountain | Study Guide

Charles Frazier

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Charles Frazier

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War Literature

Perspective and Narrator

The literary point of view of Cold Mountain is third-person limited; the narrator shifts between the main characters Inman and Ada Monroe in alternating chapters, creating the impression of the two intertwined, yet separate, stories.


Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Cold Mountain is the name of a real mountain in western North Carolina, located near the city of Asheville in the Pisgah National Forest; in Cold Mountain, it is the home Inman longs to get back to and the new home Ada is trying to adapt to.


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