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Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Book. Very Good Minus. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First printing. Arthur signature only on the Title Page in my presence by Larry McMurtry at The Tucson Festival Of Books. The book has a little sag and some shelf wear on the bottom of the text block as a result. There are three small dots on the front of the text block and some wear on them where is appears someone tried to remove them. The page ends are a little worn. The book covers are a little soiled and there is a previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Some minor rubbing on top cover tips. Placeholder copy versus presentation copy. These books are becoming exceedingly rare. DJ near fine price clipped with tiny rumple at bottom top. Looks handsome in a new shiny mylar cover..


An epic story of two retired Texas Rangers on a cattle drive to Montana that is loosely basedon historic events from the 19th century, the original Lonesome Dove story was written to be a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo.” The 1970s film was to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda. However, due to casting issues, the movie was abandoned. Larry McMurtry later turned the Lonesome Dove script into a full-length Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The novel was later re-adapted to a four-part television miniseries starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Robert Urich.

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On Aug 25 2009, Poetmaker said:
I am 64 years old and have read many books, but this novel takes the cow pie cake--so to speak. I could not put it down--it has consumed my days and nights with the most outstanding writing I have ever read. I almost wanted to scratch the palces he was describing--I felt the rope on my neck--the bug bites--smelled the smells the cowboys smelled--was happy when they were happy and ever so sad when the main characters were either killed or had to make a major decision.

A must read for everyone who says the love to read. This is a novel one must take on their trip to Mars or down an isolated jungle trip. It will keep you company better than anything else you could take with you.

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Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
Book Condition
Used - Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
1st Edition
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Western Fiction

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