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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - First edition - 1985 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009798)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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About This Item

New York: Simon & Schuster [1985], 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Large 8vo. [10], 13-843, [3] pp. Black paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth, gold lettering on the spine; gold endpapers and pastedowns. Price of $18.95 on the front flap of the dustjacket. Ahearn APG 015c. Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. One of McMurtry's most popular novels, an epic tale of life on the American Western Frontier; the basis for the eponymous film. A Very Good book with a moderate separation between the backstrip and the textblock and a small concavity to the spine; jacket is Near Fine with just a touch of edge wear.

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
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00009798
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster [1985]
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985

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