The Virginian (100th Anniversary) (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
18 Reviews
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

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Review: The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

User Review  - LeeAnn - Goodreads

Still thinking about this one. Lots to think about and to imagine. The imagery is fantastic. Didn't much care for Molly with self importance and head games. Didn't like her mother ever. Her great aunt ... Read full review

Review: The Virginian

User Review  - Linda Gaines - Goodreads

This is the August book for Tacoma Art Museum book group. I didn't think I'd like it but it is excellent. Owen Wister paints a picture of the land and the people of the frontier. The title character ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

A Philadelphian and grandson of the actress Fanny Kemble, Owen Wister was educated in private schools in the United States and abroad and graduated from Harvard University with highest honors in music. After suffering a nervous breakdown, he traveled to Wyoming to recover his health. He then made frequent trips back to the West. His only well-known novel, The Virginian (1902), a bestseller for years, is a pioneer western about a man Wister considered to be the "last heroic figure" of America. It was dedicated to his lifelong friend Theodore Roosevelt, another outdoorsman and lover of the West, whom he had met when they were both students at Harvard. Although often ignored as serious literature, Wister's novel with its archetypal hero has widely influenced popular western novels and films. Two of Wister's reprinted books are Lin McLean (1898) and Lady Baltimore (1906).

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