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Owen Wister (1860–1938)

Författare till The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

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Owen Wister was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1860. He graduated from Harvard University in 1882 and studied musical composition in Paris for two years. He spent the summer of 1885 in Wyoming for his health. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1888 and was admitted to the bar in visa mer 1889. He practiced law for two years in Philadelphia and continued to spend his summers in the West. In 1891, after the acceptance by Harper's of two of his Western sketches, he decided to pursue a literary career. His works included Lin McLean, The Virginian, Lady Baltimore, and Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, 1880-1919. He also wrote a number of children's books. He died on July 21, 1938. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Owen Wister

Lady Baltimore (1906) 61 exemplar
Lin McLean (1907) 53 exemplar
Classic Westerns (Leather-bound Classics) (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Pentecost of Calamity (1915) 23 exemplar
Red Men and White (1896) 21 exemplar
Ulysses S. Grant (2012) 19 exemplar
The Seven Ages of Washington (1907) 17 exemplar
Members of the Family (2007) 15 exemplar
When West Was West (1935) 11 exemplar
The Virginian: The Complete First Season (2010) — Original novel — 6 exemplar
Mother (2004) 4 exemplar
Neighbors Henceforth (1928) 3 exemplar
The Virginian [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Writer — 2 exemplar
Owen Wister papers 1 exemplar
Poverty and Waste 1 exemplar
Specimen Jones 1 exemplar
Ecologues 1 exemplar
The Jimyjohn Boss 1 exemplar

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The Rise of Silas Lapham [Norton Critical Edition] (1885) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
The illustrations of Frederic Remington (1952) — commentator — 66 exemplar
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Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico (1914) — Förord, vissa utgåvor56 exemplar
Great Tales of the American West (1945) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 30 exemplar
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar
The Romance of the Last Crusade (1923) — Förord — 20 exemplar
Done in the Open (1900) — Inledning — 20 exemplar
Confederate Battle Stories (Civil War Series) (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Unbridled Spirits: Short Fiction about Women in the Old West (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Great Western short stories (1777) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Representative American Short Stories — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Yellowstone Reader (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Other days (1921) — Förord — 1 exemplar


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The Virginian i Westerns (april 2012)


Classic western writen in 1902. Fun read.
bentstoker | 41 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |
Owen Wister, best known for his classic western The Virginian, published this little Christmas western story in 1904. It’s a fun and charming story of a cowboy who arrives in Cheyanne, Wyoming after a long cattle drive at Christmas time in 1887. With his pockets full of a few month’s worth of pay, Lin McLean’s original plan was to get sauced during the holiday. Then he comes upon an old friend who invites him to go Christmas shopping with him. The Governor/Doctor has a long list of constituent’s and patient’s children he intends to buy for. As Lin follows his friend in the quest for gifts, he soon discovers the spirit of Christmas that has eluded him for most of his life.
A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF CHRISTMAS is a really nice choice for holiday reading, especially if you like stories from Victorian times set in the American West. The prose reminded me of Dickens, just not quite as long-winded.
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MickeyMole | Dec 28, 2023 |
Westerns were never on the list of genres I had an interest in. I tried to read All the Pretty Horses once and got so depressed I couldn’t finish. However, The Virginian is a classic that started it all, first published in 1902. I once heard a man say it taught him how to be a man. It is the prototype for the man with no name, the strong silent type. He starts as a cow poke, becomes the trusted hand of a Wyoming judge, and routs the bad guys. He loves animals, nature, and the local school marm. Civilizing the wild west, he makes his fortune and happily weds his girl. Every western tale since has drawn from this story.… (mer)
varielle | 41 andra recensioner | Nov 18, 2023 |



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