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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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About This Item

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985 First edition, first issue with the error, "he had none nothing" on page 621, and with the $18.95 price on the jacket flap unclipped. 843pp. Black cloth-backed boards, gilt. Small library bookplate on front free end, minor scar to upper edge of rear endpaper, else a fine copy with perfect pictorial dust jacket. The author's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of the West, and the basis for the award-winning TV mini-series..

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
Argonaut Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
7724
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Keywords
Western Americana Fiction Literature Novel

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fine
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