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The Western : four classic novels of the 1940s & 50s / Ron Hansen, editor.

Hansen, Ron, 1947- (editor., Editor). Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971 Oxbow incident. (author., Author). Schaefer, Jack, 1907-1991 Shane. (author., Author). Le May, Alan, 1899-1964 Searchers. (author., Author). Hall, Oakley M., Warlock. (author., Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pottsville Free Public Library.
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Pottsville Free Public Library LOA FIC (Text) 30003009062348 Adult Fiction Available -
  Donated by Edward J. Donahue III in memory of LaVerne Scheibelhut Donahue

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  • ISBN: 9781598536614
  • Physical Description: xvi, 1094 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Library of America, [2020]

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Ox-bow incident / Walter Van Tilberg Clark -- Shane / Jack Schaefer -- Searchers / Alan Le May -- Warlock / Oakley Hall.
Summary, etc.:
"In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ox-Bow Incident, Walter van Tilburg Clark explores the thin line between civilization and barbarism through the story of a lynch mob that targets three innocent men, exposing a dark authoritarian impulse at work the American frontier. Set in Wyoming in 1889, a time when ranchers and cattle companies waged war with each other, Jack Schaefer's iconic Shane deploys many of the genre's most essential elements, brilliantly filtered through a boy's perceptions. Alan Le May's The Searchers, the basis for John Ford's cinematic masterpiece starring John Wayne, follows the dogged quest of two men to rescue a young girl taken prisoner by Comanche warriors. And Oakley Hall's Warlock, a novel that anticipates the later books of Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry, casts the battle for control of a southwestern outpost as a bloody saga pitting a marauding gang of cowboys and rustlers against the town's defenders, led by the legendary gunslinger Clay Blaisedell. All four novels were memorably adapted for the screen, and their gripping stories--told with brisk narrative energy, psychological depth, and laconic humor--have contributed unforgettably to the Western's enduring legacy in American culture" --Amazon.
Subject: Cowboys > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Cattle drives > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Ranch life > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Vendetta > Fiction.
Genre: Western fiction.
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