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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - First Edition First Printing - 1985 - from Row by Row Bookshop (SKU: 050935)

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - First Edition First Printing - 1985 - from Row by Row Bookshop (SKU: 050935)
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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Good/No Dust Jacket
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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About This Item

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Signed. A Good copy in black hard covers of the first edition/first printing (with the "none" typo at page 621). Ownership stamps for "University Village Library" at the front endpaper and at the top edge of the text block. No binding cracks, but the book has been read, and the spine/text block are rounded, not flat. Sun-fading to the spine cloth, but with the lettering fully legible. No dust jacket. Signed by the author at the front endpaper. (The signature is not marred by the ownership stamp.)

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
Row by Row Bookshop US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
050935
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985

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Row by Row Bookshop is an online bookseller. Our stock is eclectic and literary, and is a mix of modern and antiquarian. We also have a booth at the Appalachian Antique Mall, 631 W. King Street, Boone, NC

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