The Western : four classic novels of the 1940s & 50s / Ron Hansen, editor.
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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|
- ISBN: 9781598536614
- Physical Description: xvi, 1094 pages ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Library of America, 
- Copyright: ©2020
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Ox-bow incident / Walter Van Tilberg Clark -- Shane / Jack Schaefer -- Searchers / Alan Le May -- Warlock / Oakley Hall.
"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.
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