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The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

Leonard, Elmore

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ISBN 10: 0060724250 / ISBN 13: 9780060724252
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York, 2004
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing (complete number line--2004). SIGNED by Elmore Leonard on a bookplate on half-title page (signature only). DJ lightly rubbed with closed tear along front corner edge. Anthology of 30 Elmore westerns and includes the famous "Three-Ten To Yuma". Also laid-in is a photocopy of a typed signed (signed 'Dutch") letter, dated October 2007 on author's stationary to seller mentioning how his writing has taken longer to complete as he ages, and mentions his recent viewing of movie version of '3:10 To Yuma' and said it was a good-looking film and liked Russell Crowe but that the film was cluttered with stuff that had noting to do with the plot and that the ending made no sense. He also mentions how he first sold '3:10' to Dime Western Magazine for $90. 528 pages. $27.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025365

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Title: The Complete Western Stories of Elmore ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

No one is more evocative of the dusty, gutsy hey-day of the American West than Elmore Leonard. And no story about a young writer struggling to launch his career ever matched its subject matter better than the tale behind Leonard's Western oeuvre.

In 1950, fresh out of college -- having written two "pointless" stories, as he describes them -- Leonard decided he needed to pick a market, a big one, which would give him a better chance to be published while he learned to write. In choosing between crime and Westerns, the latter had an irresistible pull -- Leonard loved movies set in the West. As he researched deeper into settings, Arizona in the 1880s captured his imagination: the Spanish influence, the standoffs and shootouts between Apache Indians and the U.S. cavalry ...

His first dozen stories sold for 2 cents a word, for $100 each. The rest is history.

This first-ever complete collection of Leonard's thirty Western tales will thrill lovers of the genre, his die-hard fans, and everyone in between -- and makes a terrific study of the launch of a phenomenal career.

From his very first story ever published -- "The Trail of the Apache" -- through five decades of classic Western tales, The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard demonstrates again and again the superb talent for language and gripping narrative that has made Leonard one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of our time.

About the Author:

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

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