True Grit

True Grit

by Donna Tartt, Charles Portis
     
 
Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross' father was shot and killed. Told through her eyes, True Grit is the story of how she and hard-drinking Marshal Rooster Cogburn set out to find and prosecute his murderer. "An epic and a legend".--Washington Post.

Overview

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross' father was shot and killed. Told through her eyes, True Grit is the story of how she and hard-drinking Marshal Rooster Cogburn set out to find and prosecute his murderer. "An epic and a legend".--Washington Post.

Editorial Reviews

Newsday
An instant classic....Read it and have the most fun you've had reading a novel in years, maybe decades.
Los Angeles Times

"Like Twain, Portis respects his young narrator as a human being with a fully developed moral sensibility, even when the adults in the novel don't."
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“A wonderful book.... That’s really what the Coens are referencing, and that’s what I’m doing as well”
—Jeff Bridges

“An epic and a legend.”
The Washington Post

“Like Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man, Charles Portis’s True Grit captures the naïve elegance of the American voice.”
—Jonathan Lethem

“An instant classic….Read it and have the most fun you’ve had reading a novel in years, maybe decades.” —Newsday

“Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force.” —The New York Times Book Review

“I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself.”
—John Wayne

“Mattie Ross is an authentic heroine––lean, mean, articulate and downright inspirational”
The Washington Times

The Washington Post

“Portis has made an epic and a legend. Mattie Ross should soon join the pantheon of America’s legendary figures such as Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, and Jesse James.”
Roald Dahl

"True Grit is the best novel to come my way in a very long time… Marvelous."
The New York Times Book Review
Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force.
Jonathan Lethem

“Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn … Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naïve elegance of the American voice.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848833107
Publisher:
Amereon, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/1952
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
727,493
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

What People are saying about this

Roald Dahl
"True Grit is the best novel to come my way in a very long time… Marvelous."
John Wayne
I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself.
Jonathan Lethem
“Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn … Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naïve elegance of the American voice.”
From the Publisher
“Tom Wolfe, who worked with Portis as a reporter at the New York Herald-Tribune in the early 1960s called him 'the original laconic cutup.' A generation of novelists since then have simply regarded him as a writers' writer and have made his name a sort of secret password. Soon, they'll no longer have him to themselves.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

'An epic and a legend.' — The Washington Post

'Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Thomas Berger's Little Big Man, Charles Portis's True Grit captures the nanve elegance of the American voice.' — Jonathan Lethem

'An instant classic...Read it and have the most fun you've had reading a novel in years, maybe decades.' — Newsday

'Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force.' — The New York Times Book Review

'Charles Portis details the savagery of the 1870s frontier through an astonishing narrative voice: that of the 14-year- old Mattie Ross, a flinty, skeptical, Bible-thumping scourge' — Wall Street Journal

'I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself.' — John Wayne

Meet the Author

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 23, 1963
Place of Birth:
Greenwood, Mississippi
Education:
Attended University of Mississippi; B.A., Bennington College, 1986

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