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Lonesome Dove

by Mcmurtry, Larry

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  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good Plus/Near Fine
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About This Item

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Solid copy of first printing which later won the Pulitzer Prize and was certainly his most popular book. Unmarked but for very brief gift inscription in tiny cursive to front endpaper. One bumped tip. Neatly price clipped jacket is lightly sunned on spine to small illustrated area of orange/brown coloring. In mylar. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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Reviews

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
Timothy Norlen Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
014879
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
Mcmurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good Plus
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.

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