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The western: four classic novels of the 1940s & 50s / Walter Van Tilburg Clak, Jack Warner Schaefer, Alan Brown Le May, Oakley Maxwell Hall, Ron Hansen.

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  • ISBN: 9781598536614
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States, 2020.

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"The golden age of the Western: four unforgettable novels of honor, adventure, and violence set against the magnificent landscapes of the American West"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Western: Four Classic Novels of the 1940s And 50s (LOA #331) : The Ox-Bow Incident / Shane / the Searchers / Warlock
The Western: Four Classic Novels of the 1940s And 50s (LOA #331) : The Ox-Bow Incident / Shane / the Searchers / Warlock
by Hansen, Ron (Editor); Clark, Walter Van Tilburg; Schaefer, Jack; Le May, Alan; Hall, Oakley
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The Western: Four Classic Novels of the 1940s And 50s (LOA #331) : The Ox-Bow Incident / Shane / the Searchers / Warlock


Rediscover the golden age of the Western with this collection of four unforgettable novels of honor, adventure, and violence set against the magnificent landscapes of the American frontier The heroic exploits and violent struggles of the Old West come alive once more through this one-of-a-kind collection of four thrilling novels. Edited by Ron Hansen, this deluxe hardcover edition shows that the 1940s and 1950s was a golden age for the Western novel. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ox-Bow Incident , Walter van Tilburg Clark explores the thin line between civilization and barbarism through the story of a lynch mob that targets three innocent men, exposing a dark authoritarian impulse at work the American frontier. Set in Wyoming in 1889, a time when ranchers and cattle companies waged war with each other, Jack Schaefer's iconic Shane deploys many of the genre's most essential elements, brilliantly filtered through a boy's perceptions. Alan Le May's The Searchers , the basis for John Ford's cinematic masterpiece starring John Wayne, follows the dogged quest of two men to rescue a young girl taken prisoner by Comanche warriors. And Oakley Hall's Warlock , a novel that anticipates the later books of Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry, casts the battle for control of a southwestern outpost as a bloody saga pitting a marauding gang of cowboys and rustlers against the town's defenders, led by the legendary gunslinger Clay Blaisedell. All four novels were memorably adapted for the screen, and their gripping stories--told with brisk narrative energy, psychological depth, and laconic humor--have contributed unforgettably to the Western's enduring legacy in American culture.

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