Owen Wister The Virginian

ISBN 13: 9781569945261

The Virginian

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9781569945261: The Virginian

The foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Wyoming frontier lives by the honor code of the West even though it means helping lynch a friend or possibly losing the girl he is to marry.

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Dime novels had featured some rather scrawny horse-bound tenders of cattle, but not until 1902 did the cowboy become a fully realized article of American culture. That year Owen Wister, a native of Philadelphia, published the novel that established the conventions of the western.

About the Author:

Robert Shulman is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Washington.

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