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Lonesome Dove by  Larry MCMURTRY - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Sawtooth Books (SKU: 28812)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by MCMURTRY, Larry

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ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First edition. First edition. About fine in a nearly fine dust jacket. A spot of soiling on the bottom edge. Some wrinkling at the head of the jacket spine. Some browning to the jacket edges. A lovely copy of this Western classic. Lonesome Dove stands as McMurtry's master work, a sweeping western saga, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the basis for the highly-acclaimed miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones Signed and inscribed by McMurtry in an early and legible signature on the front free endpaper. Signed by the author.

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
Sawtooth Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
28812
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
MCMURTRY, Larry
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Keywords
ABAA-BOSTON

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