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The Virginian

The Virginian( )
Author: Wister, Owen
ISBN:978-1-4936-3661-7
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

The VirginianBy Owen Wister'The Virginian', the novel that depicts the dream of America's wild frontier, is an American classic published in 1902 by author Owen Wister. 'The Virginian' describes life as a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. It was the first true western written (aside from short stories and pulp novels) and paved the way for many more westerns by famous authors such as Zane Grey, and Louis L'Amour. The novel revolves around the Virginian and the life he lives, his...
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Book Details
Pages:330
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Westerns
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 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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