The stunning first novel from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove. Young Lonnie idolizes Hud--a wild-acting man who'll do anything to get what he wants, whether it hurts someone or not. There are only two people Hud won't bow to. And when he tries to conquer them, nothing will ever be the same.The stunning first novel from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove. Young Lonnie idolizes Hud--a wild-acting man who'll do anything to get what he wants, whether it hurts someone or not. There are only two people Hud won't bow to. And when he tries to conquer them, nothing will ever be the same.Read Less
Very Good. Stated First Edition with D-L code in a fine facsimile dust jacket. Interior clean and unmarked. Foxing and mild tanning to edges and endpapers. Binding is tight and square. Mild bump to lower right corner of boards. Facsimile jacket is fine in all respects. A presentable copy.
Good in Good dust jacket. Stated first edition with original dustjacket (a few minor tears & chips in jacket). "D-L' code on copyright page; owner inscription and note (re: cast of movie) on front flyleaf. Original dustjacket price of $3.50 still shows>; 1.11 x 9.13 x 6.57 Inches; 179 pages.
Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1961, First Edition (D-L, April 1961). Book is in Very Good condition with black panels and yellow spine with black lettering. Minor rubbing to corners, slight fading to head/tail of spine, top edge of back panel has small bent spot, minor bowing. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with 3 1/2 inch closed tear, rubbing to edges and creasing to front cover. Spine has wear along joints, several closed tears, creasing and nicking. Back cover has 1 inch closed tear, smaller closed tear, nicking, grey scuffmarks, group of brown spots and author photo has been rubbed white in small area. Dj joints have chipping and flaps have yellowed slightly. Inside of dj has been taped with white tape in 5 areas and there are brown waterstains along inner joints of dj and slight spotting. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic mylar. 179 pgs.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. pp. 180. A clean, sound first printing of McMurtry's first book, with minor bumping/ fading at spine ends, and just a touch of soiling to top and fore-edges, plus a stray mark on ffep. Original, unclipped dust jacket shows rubbing/chipping at extremities, a 1" closed tear at top edge of back panel, and light soiling to back panel, else bright. Altogether a handsome copy, with all first edition points, of the first novel by this iconic chronicler of the modern American West, and of Texas in particular. Provided the basis for the movie Hud, starring Paul Newman.
Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition Stated. Flaps minutely clipped on all four corners but not price clipped. Price is underlined. Chips to spine. A bright clean collectable copy of the important authors first work. Pictures available.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First Edition of author's first book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, and briefly inscribed by the author to an unknown recipient in an early hand: "with sincere best wishes, Larry McMurtry."
Signed by Author First printing of the author's first book, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Very light dustiness to top edge of page block; faint discoloration to a smal area of the bottom edge of the page block. The jacket is just slightly rubbed at edges. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. The basis for the movie Hud starring Paul Newman and Patricia Neal. A very nice copy, straight and tight, with no markings other than the author's inscription.
As the auther stated in his latest book, " It was not a good ending".
Dec 11, 2008
1st novel, written in H.S.
Amazing writing for a high school student. The story is different from the movie. E.g.: Halmea is black in the book (Patricia Neal's role in the movie.)
Jun 7, 2007
Not exactly "Hud," but very good
This is Larry McMurtry's first novel, on which the film "Hud" featuring Paul Newman was based. In the novel, Hud is a much more brutal character even than in the film, committing both rape and murder, and harboring even deeper unexplained resentments. But the novel focuses less on the title character of the film than on the young boy, Lonnie, who narrates the novel. The title of the novel is taken from the last lines of William Butler Yeats's poem "Under Ben Bulben": "Cast a cold eye / on life, on death / Horseman, pass by!" The bleakness of the context from which the novel's title is taken is appropriate. Although Lonnie ultimately breaks away, his future is even more problematic in the novel than in the film, given the bleak and brutal environment which has nurtured him. This is not a casual read for someone looking for an uplifting message about life; but it is a stirring and thought-provoking novel, and a great example of the "anti-Western."
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