Three Bestselling Novels: Lonesome Dove, Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show

Three Bestselling Novels: Lonesome Dove, Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show

by Larry McMurtry

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Overview

Three Bestselling Novels: Lonesome Dove, Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove

Hard-bitten ex-Texas Ranger Captain Woodrow F. Call convinces his partner and friend Augustus McCrae to pull up stakes from the dusty Texas town of Lonesome Dove and mount a cattle drive to the wild and free Montana frontier. Their epic journey, filled with action, heartache, and humor, is a grand and glorious adventure that readers will long remember.

Cattleman's son Gideon Fry and his cowboy buddy Johnny McCloud vie for the attention and affections of Miss Molly Taylor in this poignant story of a lifelong love triangle played out on the arid Texas plains. But Molly is a free spirit with her own ideas--ideas that neither Johnny nor Gideon understand.

The Last Picture Show
Their awakening sexuality dominates the thoughts and actions of Sonny, Duane, and Jacy, teenagers coming of age in a dying Texas town where the movie house is their only connection with the outside world. By turns moving, sad, and funny, this gritty, unflinching work--the basis for the acclaimed movie of the same name--is a powerful contemporary classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517100691
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/21/1994
Pages: 932

About the Author

Although Larry McMurtry worked as a cowhand on his father’s Texas cattle ranch until he was 22, he never aspired to be a rancher. He published his first book, Horseman, Pass By, which was turned into a movie, when he was just 25. Other McMurtry novels that were adapted for film include The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his frontier epic Lonesome Dove, which became an Emmy Award-winning miniseries, and has written more than 30 screenplays.

Hometown:

Archer City, Texas

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1936

Place of Birth:

Wichita Falls, Texas

Education:

B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

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