This is a story of heroism, love, honour, loyalty and betrayal, reaching from the office of the Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande to the heart and the wilderness of the American West. This book won the Pulitzer Prize.This is a story of heroism, love, honour, loyalty and betrayal, reaching from the office of the Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande to the heart and the wilderness of the American West. This book won the Pulitzer Prize.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good, but Torn DJ. New York, NY, USA: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Fourteenth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good, but Torn DJ. Black cloth and hard board with gilt lettering along the spine. Gifted front free page. The DJ has a quarter-inch tear on the rear flap but is not price-clipped. There is an error on page 621, line 16. The word "none" has been typed instead of the word "done". "Set in the nineteenth century, Lonesome Dove is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana-and much more." 843 pages.
Great book and story. The characters are as close to real as one can make them.
Oct 29, 2009
i was skeptical at first, having never read a western before, but the writing is wonderful and the story makes it hard to put down. paints an amazing picture of the american west.
Apr 23, 2009
One of his best
Larry McMurty is an extremely talented and versatile author. This book is well written and one of the "can't put it down" type that keeps you engrossed to the end.
Lonesome Dove is my favorite of all the novels written by McMurty.
Dec 18, 2008
One of the finest westerns I've ever read. The way the charactors were fleshed out, the story locations, guarentee that it will be read and enjoyed over and over again.
Sep 4, 2008
Everyone knows a Plulitzer Prize is given to denote good books. In the case of this one it is well deserved IMHO. I could envision the childhood of my own great great grandfather in its pages. I was enchanted by the plot as well as the insights into the psyche of "manly men". You'll enjoy this book even if you have seen the mini-series.
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