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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - First Edition - 1985 - from Blue Leaf Books (SKU: 10143)

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - First Edition - 1985 - from Blue Leaf Books (SKU: 10143)
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Lonesome Dove

by Larry McMurtry

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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Copyright 1985, number line at 3. Hardcover with minor wear, sound binding, clean pages. Short gift inscription dated Jan. 31, 1986, on front endpaper. Dust jacket is bright and clean, not price clipped ($18.95) and with no Pulitzer Prize circle. Dust jacket shows some greenish hues from sun-fading on spine area. Error on p. 621: "none" for "done." Very good.

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.

Details

Bookseller
Blue Leaf Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10143
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
Larry McMurtry
Format/binding
Hardcover with sound binding
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1985

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