The unabridged classic on MP3 audio, narrated by Anais 9000. Three playback speeds on one disk; etext edition included. Running time: 12.7 hours (slow), 11.6 hours (medium), 10.6 hours (fast). Revolving around a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War in 1890's Wyoming, The Virginian is considered the first Western; that is, the first with the real cowboy character, in which the protagonist must defend his personal values in a violent confrontation with socially destructive forces.
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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:
Owen Wister (1860-1938) was born in Philadelphia and raised in Germantown, Pennsylvania. At age 25, he spent a summer in Wyoming on the advice of his physician. Encouraged by his friend from Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt, he later wrote about his experiences and observations of the American West. His greatest success came in 1902 with the publication of The Virginian, which was a bestseller for months and would be dramatized and filmed numerous times.
John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Writers: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.
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Book Description Babblebooks, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1601121628
Book Description Babblebooks, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. 5.60x4.90x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1601121628