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Lonesome Dove by  Larry McMurtry - Paperback - Advance uncorrected proofs - 1985 - from Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 45204)

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Advance uncorrected proofs. Paperback. 843pp. Thick octavo [22 cm] Yellow and black printed wraps. Good plus. The spine and the surrounding areas on the wraps are sunned (printing still bold), the text block edges are lightly soiled, and the text block is cracked at p. 577. Despite this crack, the text block is still quite sturdy. Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize. This epic masterpiece is a novel of the American West as it really was. It is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana- and much more.

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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Seller
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Seller Inventory #
45204
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
Advance uncorrected proofs
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1985
Keywords
Pulitzer Prize; Larry McMurtry; American West; Texas; proofs; advance readers copy

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About Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA

Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We actively purchase and appraise books in all fields.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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