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The Virginian, A Horseman of the Plains

The Virginian, A Horseman of the Plains

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Classic western. According to Wikipedia: "Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 - July 21, 1938) was an American writer of western fiction... Wister had spent several summers out in the American West, making his first trip to Wyoming in 1885. Like his friend Teddy Roosevelt, Wister was fascinated with the culture, lore and terrain of the region. On an 1893 visit to Yellowstone,

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Classic western. According to Wikipedia: "Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 - July 21, 1938) was an American writer of western fiction... Wister had spent several summers out in the American West, making his first trip to Wyoming in 1885. Like his friend Teddy Roosevelt, Wister was fascinated with the culture, lore and terrain of the region. On an 1893 visit to Yellowstone, Wister met the western artist Frederic Remington; they remained lifelong friends. When he started writing, he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier. Wister's most famous work remains the 1902 novel The Virginian, the loosely constructed story of a cowboy who is a natural aristocrat, set against a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War and taking the side of the large land owners. This is widely regarded as being the first cowboy novel and was reprinted fourteen times in eight months. The book is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt."

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ISBN-13:
2940000731888
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/01/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
942,197
File size:
859 KB

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