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Title:The Virginian (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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Publisher:Barnes & Noble Classics
ISBN:1411433432
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Number of Pages:432
Category:Westerns, Classics, Fiction, Historical fiction, Romance, Adventure, Historical, American, Literature, Novels

The Virginian (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Owen Wister, John Cawelti

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Virginian (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) A strong silent stranger rides into the lawless lands of the western frontier battles horse thieves deals with unyielding scoundrels and wins the heart of a schoolmarm Owen Wister s classic the first great novel of the American West is rich in moral drama and vernacular wit His hero like knights of old lives by an enduring code of chivalry and is governed by quiet courage and a deep sense of honor .

Set in the vast Wyoming territory this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters the genteel but brave cowboy the pretty spinster from back East and villains beyond redemption The novel is also on record for incorporating the first known shootout in American literature .

In i The Virginian i was voted by the Western American Writers as the greatest western novel of all time Brimming with action romance and atmosphere it remains a classic of frontier fiction

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Lady Baltimore, Ulysses S. Grant, Red Men and White, The Virginian and Other Westerns by Owen Wister, Lin McLean, The New Swiss Family Robinson: A Tale for Children of All Ages (1922), The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, The Dragon Of Wantley, His Rise, His Voracity And His Downfall: A Romance (1892), Philosophy 4, Owen Wister Out West: His Journals And Letters
Owen Wister was an American writer of western novels He studied at the Harvard Law School where he was a classmate of Theodore Roosevelt and graduated in At first he aspired to a career in music and spent two years studying at a Paris conservatory Thereafter he worked briefly in a bank in New York before studying law Wister had spent several summers out in the American West and was fascinated with the culture lore and terrain of that region When he started writing he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier Wister s most famous work remains the novel The Virginian Horseman of the Plains This is widely regarded as being the first American western novel Amongst his other works are Lin McLean The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories Philosophy Lady Baltimore Mother Padre Ignacio or The Song of Temptation and A Straight Deal, No description available, Owen Wister was an American writer known for his western novels He attended Harvard Law School and practiced law in Philadelphia Wister was fascinated with the culture lore and terrain of the west Wister s most famous work is the novel The Virginian which is considered to be the first cowboy novel Wister considered a career in music worked in a bank and studied law Philosophy is set at Harvard In this story the close knit community formed by college boys is the central theme of the story No one can understand a community as well as those living within its boundaries The years at a major university help young people to find their place in society Who are the leaders and who are not In Philosophy young men are facing the end of the year Philosophy exam, Excerpt from The New Swiss Family Robinson A Tale for Children of All Ages br This tile has been excavated from the remains of a prehistoric Harvard by an optimist in the publishing line Fortunately it as in good condition its hieroglyphs clear and decipherable br Written forty year ago thirty nine years ago was the last time that the author looked at it until the other day when the publisher brought it to him He read it without a mile and in its day in the Harvard Lampoon it split no sides showing but dully beside its shining predecessors The Little Tin Gods on Wheels and Rollo s Visit to Cambridge br Then why unearth it I can already hear the gloomy critic ask br My dear Sir my very dear Sir this book is no laughing matter Have you never inspected ancient tiles Do you not know what immense reconstructive value to scholars the laundry bills of Rameses and Nebuchednezzar possess to day The clay record of a Pharaoh s dirty linen may have not seemed funny to his washerwoman but at the British Museum archaeologists will cluster round it like bees and ingeniously gather from it the manners and customs of its extinct day br So this tile out of Ancient Harvard It will disclose the existence of the book of which it is the parody Tinoriginal Swiss Family Robinson was written to make children good Its inveterate pointing of a moral at every page nearly in every paragraph may have been as sweet as condensed milk to Swiss children hut American children usually made laces when obliged to take doses of it br The hieroglyphs on the tile disclose also much of the undergraduate life of the time For example in the face of the female peccadillo the archaeological expert will instantly read the features and expression of a goddess terrible to undergraduates who had anything on their conscience She sat in U and signed ominous cards of summons The words Julepa Attwoodiana hold their melancholy reminder of mint juleps at Attwood s bar in Tremont Street At that place of our young delight the Silver Fizz bloomed in a perfection worthy of the gods The holly tree whence eggs were dropped by the sad faced ape needs very little deciphering We who had lingerer late in Boston and consequently late in bed always got our breakfasts there An athletic meeting in the Gymnasium is plainly to be discerned elsewhere upon the tile and the well built gorilla who announced the winner of each event was no other than Evert Wendell the Author s old and dear friend br Dear me no this tile is no laughing matter my good critic Put it away gently on the shelves of the buried past br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works