"Dorothy Johnson presents skillfully this early frontier life. . . . Many of the stories are told from the woman's point of view, making clear the moral and emotional resilience which made it possible for these pioneer women to survive and hold together their families and their homes. . . . Here are Western stories at their best".-Saturday Review. ...Read More"Dorothy Johnson presents skillfully this early frontier life. . . . Many of the stories are told from the woman's point of view, making clear the moral and emotional resilience which made it possible for these pioneer women to survive and hold together their families and their homes. . . . Here are Western stories at their best".-Saturday Review.* "The integrity of [Johnson's] writing never wavers. . . . No one has written with more understanding of the mountain men who first penetrated the Indian wilderness and of the white settlers who met hardship in hostile Indian territory. And no one has written with keener perception of the Indians themselves. . . . Here is no glamorizing, no romantic gilding, of settlers or of Indians. Here is something finer and more gripping, the honest portrayal of good and bad, of strength and frailty, of the admirable and contemptible, in both white settlements and Indian villages".-Jack Schaefer, in his foreword to Indian Country. Indian Country contains two of Dorothy M. Johnson's most famous stories. "A Man Called Horse" depicts the life of a white captive in a Crow Indian camp. "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" explains in flashback why a prominent senator appears at the funeral of an obscure western codger. Both stories were adapted into highly successful movies. These eleven stories show a frontier alive with complex struggles. Dorothy M. Johnson, the Montana-based author of The Hanging Tree and Buffalo Woman, both Bison Books, brings to western fiction a clear ideal of individuality and honor.Read Less
ACCEPTABLE. ***READ ONLY COPY**** MEDIUM TO HEAVY WEAR TO OUTSIDE EDGES OF COVER. LOTS AND I DO MEAN LOTS OF SPIDER LINES TO COVER. RIP AT TOP BACK BINDING EDGE DOWN ABOUT TWO INCHES WITH FOLD AT TOP BACK BINDING EDGE. SPLIT AT FRONT BOTTOM BINDING EDGE UP ABOUT 1 INCH. LIGHT WATER STAIN AT BOTTOM THROUGH PAGE 22.
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Good. 1953 Paperback. 197 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Ballantine Books #29, 1953, 1st book edition, rare US western vintage paperback, collection of pulp western stories with introduction by Jack Schaefer, decent copy, minor to mdoerate wear to spine, small lower corner covber crease which has been inked in, still solid VG.
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