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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Good Books In The Woods (SKU: 81197)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0671504207 . SIGNED by Larry McMurtry on the free endpaper. This is an earlier McMurtry signature and every letter in his name is easily discernible. His later signatures are much simpler and the individual letters simpy aren't there. First Edition/First Printing with a full numberline including the 1. McMurtry's masterpiece and one of the best-loved novels in America. Some rubbing and soiling to book covers. No previous owner marks. Text is clean. Page edges have minor tanning. Pages 513-574 have very minor and gentle creasing on the bottom corner. Dust jacket is bright on the front and back cover, spine is slightly faded. Dust jacket retains its original price. Dust jacket has edgewear, but no actual tears - the wear is limited to minor to moderate wrinkling. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 843 pages; Signed by Author .

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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Reviews

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

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Good Books In The Woods US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
81197
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Keywords
0671504207

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