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Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove

by McMurtry, Larry

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/near fine
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
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Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed legibly by McMurtry on the front free endpaper. First printing, with complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page and original price of $18.95 on the front flap. Book has a tiny indent at bottom of front panel, spine ends very slightly bent in, tiny spot at bottom edge of pages. Some foxing on inside of dust jacket that is very slightly visible on back panel of dj, very slight creasing at spine ends of dj, very slight tanning along inside upper edge of dj. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
107322
Title
Lonesome Dove
Author
McMurtry, Larry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0671504207
ISBN 13
9780671504205
Publisher
Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1985

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