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The Virginian by [Wister, Owen]
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Kindle, 3 Jun 2014

Length: 332 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Loosely based on the Johnson County War of 1892, a bloody clash between big landowners and small ranchers in Wyoming, Owen Wister's The Virginian is the classic saga of a man who embodied the spirit of a growing nation--a novel that inspired five movie versions and the popular TV series.

"When you call me that, SMILE!"

He wasn't looking for fame or glory. He wasn't looking for war. The man they called the Virginian was earning his way off the land, mingling his sweat and blood on the rich Montana soil as a trusted foreman for a rich man's ranch. Somewhere along the line he made an enemy, made a choice and then made a stand. . .In the eyes of a woman, he was a man of contradictions, as violent as he could be tender. In the eyes of others, he became a hero, a man who had the courage to draw his gun and use it against his enemies--and the courage to stand for justice without it.

"Owen Wister has come pretty near to writing the American novel. It contains humor, pathos, poetic description, introspective thought, sentiment, and even tragedy." --New York Times

About the Author

Owen Wister’s The Virginian set the template for what all future westerns would ultimately become—a strong, stalwart, honest hero; the pretty schoolmarm as romantic interest, and lots of shooting and killing. The inspiration for virtually every western from Zane Grey on can be traced back to The Virginian. Born on July 14, 1860, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Wister was the only child of well‑to‑do parents. The Virginian elevated Wister from the ranks of accomplished short story writers to the level of celebrity.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493636618
  • Publisher: Pinnacle (3 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,332,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carole C.
5.0 out of 5 starsgreat classic novel
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4.0 out of 5 starsA western?
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5.0 out of 5 starsWestern extroidnair
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3.0 out of 5 starsIt's a good story, but a very outdated style making it ...
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