The Best Western Stories of Ryerson Johnson (Western Writers Series)
  • The Best Western Stories of Ryerson Johnson (Western Writers Series)
  • The Best Western Stories of Ryerson Johnson (Western Writers Series)

The Best Western Stories of Ryerson Johnson (Western Writers Series)

by Ryerson Johnson
     
 

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With the publication of this collection, the remarkable literary career of Ryerson Johnson enters its sixty-fifth year. Whether historically based, geographically realistic, or adult fairy stories, these eleven tales are escapist fiction at its best. It would be hard to imagine any writer, past or present, with a more varied list of credits covering a broader spectrum…  See more details below

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With the publication of this collection, the remarkable literary career of Ryerson Johnson enters its sixty-fifth year. Whether historically based, geographically realistic, or adult fairy stories, these eleven tales are escapist fiction at its best. It would be hard to imagine any writer, past or present, with a more varied list of credits covering a broader spectrum of the marketplace than Johnson. His articles appeared in such diverse publications as Collier's, Parent's Magazine, Writer's Digest, Argosy, Western Story, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. His career also included authoring the storylines of several children's books, dialogue for comic books, and teleplays for such popular television series as Death Valley Days.

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A Swallow Press book. In this volume the reader can sample the author's sharp character portraits, the evocations of a vanished way of life, the crime and detective stories in Western settings, and comic or ironic vignettes. Eleven tales of pure escapist entertainment, originally published between 1930 and 1990, by the prolific and enduring writer whose literary career currently spans 65 years. The introduction is by Bill Pronzini. A Swallow Press book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804009379
Publisher:
Swallow Press
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Series:
Western Writers Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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