"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. ...
"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.
Fair. Fair paperback. Pages are clean and unmarked. Underline on front "note to teachers and parents" page. Covers show edge wear with rubbing/soiling and creases. Creases on spine. Book slightly shelf-cocked.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Acceptable. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very good. Ballantine #241/2nd printing/October 1957. This book is in very good to fine condition, with very slight handling, an unread copy with cover gloss and sharp corners. Interior pages clean and unmarked, but with tanning throughout. Available for immediate shipment.
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