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The Virginian

A Horseman of the Plains

The Virginian( )
Author: Wister, Owen
Editor: Diederichsen, Mark
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Diederichsen Mediahaus
Imprint:Peruse Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.99
Book Description:

New 6x9 inch paperback edition. "The Virginian" was the first western genre novel introducing the cowboy as a romantic hero. Set in Wyoming, Wister weaves a tale of action, violence, hate, revenge, love and friendship that revolves around the Virginian's confrontations with a rival gambler, chasing cattle thieves, and an ongoing romance with the local schoolteacher from back east who is not used to the wild west. Owen Wister is the "father" of western fiction. Like his friend Teddy...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Western
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.87 Inches
Book Weight:1.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Wister, Owen (Author)
Owen Wister was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1860. He graduated from Harvard University in 1882 and studied musical composition in Paris for two years. He spent the summer of 1885 in Wyoming for his health. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1888 and was admitted to the bar in 1889. He practiced law for two years in Philadelphia and continued to spend his summers in the West.

In 1891, after the acceptance by Harper's of two of his Western sketches, he decided to pursue a literary career. His works included Lin McLean, The Virginian, Lady Baltimore, and Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, 1880-1919. He also wrote a number of children's books. He died on July 21, 1938.


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