The Virginian (100th Anniversary)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
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His background is shadowy, his presence commanding. He brings law and order to a frontier town and wins the love of a pretty schoolteacher from the East. He is the Virginian—the first fully realized cowboy hero in American literature, a near-mythic figure whose idealized image has profoundly influenced our national consciousness. This enduring work of fiction marks his first appearance in popular culture—the birth of a legend that lives with us still.

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Originally published in 1902, The Virginian by Own Wister depicts life on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, a classic American novel and considered the first true western ever written. A number of events in ... Read full review

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“The Virginian’s pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed. And with a voice as gentle as ever, the voice that sounded almost like a caress, but drawling a very little more ... Read full review


Title Page Copyright Page Dedication REDEDICATION AND PREFACE
Enter the
When You Call Me That Smile
Steve Treats
Deep into Cattle Land
Enter the Woman
Through Two Snows
The Game and the NationLast
Scipio Moralizes
Would You Be a Parson?
Dr MacBride Begs Pardon
The Judge Ignores Particulars
In a State of
What Is a Rustler?
Various Points

The Sincere Spinster
The Spinster Meets the Unknown
Where Fancy Was Bred
Youre Going to Love Me Before We Get Through
Quality and Equality
The Game and the NationAct First
Between the Acts
The Game and the NationAct Second
A Letter with a Moral
Progress of the Lost
Balaam and Pedro
Grandmother Stark
No Dream to Wake From
Word to Bennington

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About the author (2002)

Max Evans, a World War II combat veteran and painter, is the award-winning author of 27 books. His novels "The Rounders" and "Hi-Lo Country "are the basis of two highly acclaimed Hollywood films.

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