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Set in the late-nineteenth century, this novel chronicles a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade
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Larry McMurtry, in books like The Last Picture Show, has depicted the modern degeneration of the myth of the American West. The subject of Lonesome Dove, cowboys herding cattle on a great trail-drive, seems like the very stuff of that cliched myth, but McMurtry bravely tackles the task of creating meaningful literature out of it. At first the novel seems the kind of anti-mythic, anti-heroic story one might expect: the main protagonists are a drunken and inarticulate pair of former Texas Rangers turned horse rustlers. Yet when the trail begins, the story picks up an energy and a drive that makes heroes of these men. Their mission may be historically insignificant, or pointless--McMurtry is smart enough to address both possibilities--but there is an undoubted valor in their lives. The result is a historically aware, intelligent, romantic novel of the mythic west that won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.About the Author:
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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Book Description Simon & Schuster. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0671504207
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ES2729S
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ES2729S_11
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0671504207
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 1985. Black Board HC -Gilt Lettering. Condition: Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Print. Remainder; po signature first endpaper and last end paper; mustard endpapers; price clipped; pp. 843; The word "none" instead of " done " on the 16th line of page 621; in 1987 this novel was adapted as a successful TV miniseries. Seller Inventory # 010953