The Virginian, Horseman of the Plains
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Saddle up for adventure on the wild frontier in Owen Wister’s The Virginian. Ranchers and cattlemen are locked in a heated battle over livestock as the story opens. Cattle have been stolen, and the wealthy ranchers are blaming their poorer rivals. The Virginian must try and restore order and justice to this volatile situation. Painful decisions must be made, and the Virginian sets aside personal allegiances in order to deliver unflinching punishment to the guilty. The Virginian’s inner turmoil over his unenviable position is at the heart of this novel, one of the first works of Western fiction ever written and a treasured tale for generations of readers.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Some of these pages you have seen, some you have praised, one stands new-written because you blamed it; and all, my dear critic, beg leave to remind you of their author's changeless admiration.
Certain of the newspapers, when this book was first announced, made a mistake most natural upon seeing ...
Reviewed by drg1 on Jul 14, 2008
Virginian, Horseman of the Plains, The
I enjoy wastern books. This book had the typical western theme with the romance intertwined. I have camped in places like was described in the book. It brought back fond memories of camping, fly fishing and horseback riding.
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