Af Wister & Owen
  • Pinnacle Books
  • 2014
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 448
  • eng
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9780786035151

A ranch foreman becomes a hero in this classic Western novel that inspired five films and a popular TV series. Loosely based on the Johnson County War of 1892, a bloody clash between big landowners and small ranchers in Wyoming, Owen WistersThe Virginianis the classic saga of a man who embodied the spirit of a growing nation ';When you call me that, SMILE!' He wasnt looking for fame or glory. He wasnt looking for war. The man they called ';the Virginian' was earning his way off the land, mingling his sweat and blood on the rich Montana soil as a trusted foreman for a rich mans ranch. Somewhere along the line he made an enemy, made a choice and then made a stand. In the eyes of a woman, he was a man of contradictions, as violent as he could be tender. In the eyes of others, he became a hero, a man who had the courage to draw his gun and use it against his enemiesand the courage to stand for justice without it.';Owen Wister has come pretty near to writing the American novel.It contains humor, pathos, poetic description, introspective thought, sentiment, and even tragedy.'New York Times