Lonesome Dove

Front Cover
Simon & Schuster, Nov 1, 1993 - Fiction - 960 pages
175 Reviews
Former Texas Rangers leave their unsuccessful cattle business when they hear of good opportunities in newly opened territory.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

I prefer leaner prose. - LibraryThing
Writing this review is so hard. - LibraryThing
The more minor one is how incomplete the ending felt. - LibraryThing
The plot isn't exactly something we care about. - LibraryThing
McMurtry's writing was pure magic to me. - LibraryThing
I can't say enough about the writing or the characters. - LibraryThing

Review: Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)

User Review  - Donia - Goodreads

I never thought I'd read a Western but I couldn't be happier that I did! McMurtry has a gift for bringing unique and odd characters to lovable life. His descriptions of life in Texas and on the Plains ... Read full review

Review: Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)

User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

If I could give it 10 stars I would. Easily and safely ensconced as one of my top favorite 5 books of all time. I watched the mini series when it came out and liked it a lot. I suppose seeing the ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1993)

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lonesome Dove". His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of "Brokeback Mountain", for which he received an Academy Award. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Bibliographic information