Horseman, Pass By: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 192 pages
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen.

Horseman, Pass By tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism.

When first published in 1961, Horseman, Pass By caused a sensation in Texas literary circles for its stark, realistic portrayal of the struggles of a changing West in the years following World War II. Never before had a writer managed to encapsulate its environment with such unsentimental realism. Today, memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.
 

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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

American Literature of the finest sort. When the three page epilogue is a perfect short story by itself you know you've read something special. Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

I’m not a Western fan, folks, but the last few Westerns I’ve read, including this one, have gone straight to the top of my Best Books Read list. Oh my. And I swear to you that not only do I not like ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
23
Section 3
38
Section 4
48
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
84
Section 8
98
Section 9
107
Section 10
122
Section 11
130
Section 12
138
Section 13
150
Section 14
162
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About the author (2010)

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

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