Lonesome Dove (Paperback)Larry McMurtry (author)
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It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande.
It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . .
From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville - here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was.
More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America.
Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers - Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 50 mm
Moving . . . thrilling . . . perfectly realized . . . unforgettable * New York Times *
A triumph . . . McMurtry is superb * Chicago Tribune *
Flush with authenticity * Wall Street Journal *
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