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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - 1st - 1985 - from Botany Books (SKU: BB000000716)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good+/Very Good
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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About This Item

1985 stated 1st ed/1st print in VG+/VG condition. Full number line and other first edition points verified. Spine slightly cocked w/light soiling of the edges. Internally pristine with no marks or damage. Dust-Jacket faded slightly at the spine and a closed tear repaired at the front top corner and placed in archival cover. The Pulitzer prize winning & epic story of frontier Texas and the basis for the award winning Television mini-series. 843 p

Synopsis

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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Details

book dealer
Botany Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
BB000000716
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
Larry McMurtry
Format/binding
Sewn 1/4 cloth
Book condition
second hand - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Bookseller catalogs
Book Award Winners; American West; Texana; Historical Fiction; Books into Movies;

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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
cocked
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spine
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VG+/VG
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First Edition
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number line
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