The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: And a Man Called Horse, the Hanging Tree, and Lost Sister

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Dorothy M Johnson wrote dozens of highly acclaimed western stories and books in her long career. The stories in this book are her very best. They were ranked as four of the top five stories of the 20th century by the Western Writers of America, with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as number one. That story plus A Man Called Horse and The Hanging Tree became major Hollywood films. This is the first time Johnson's famous stories have been published together in one book.

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Jethro Compton is Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre, with whom he has produced dozens of projects over the past five years including adaptations of Tartuffe, Kafka’s The Trial & Metamorphosis, Antigone and his own play, Quasimodo, which he also directed. His production company, Jethro Compton Ltd, has produced numerous shows across the UK including, with SJC Productions, Belt Up Theatre’s Macbeth in the House of Detention in London in 2011 and 2012. Other independent productions include The Boy James in London in January, and its transfer, alongside Outland, to the Adelaide Fringe Festival with Theatre Tours International. In 2012 he produced and adapted a production of Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame in Selby Abbey with funding from Arts Council England.

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No one has written with more understanding of the mountain men and white settlers...no one has written with keener perception of the Indians themselves...The people leap into life, unforgettable...This is part of the American heritage. --Jack Schaefer, author of Shane

The best of these tales echo Bret Harte or Mark Twain --Time Magazine

The most brilliant woman Western tale-teller since Mary Austin --New York Journal - American

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