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Apr 01, 2002
| ISBN 9781101100226
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Apr 01, 2002 | ISBN 9781101100226
His background is shadowy, his presence commanding. He brings law and order to a frontier town and wins the love of a pretty schoolteacher from the East. He is the Virginian—the first fully realized cowboy hero in American literature, a near-mythic figure whose idealized image has profoundly influenced our national consciousness. This enduring work of fiction marks his first appearance in popular culture—the birth of a legend that lives with us still.
Owen Wister was born in Philadelphia in 1860, the son of a prominent Philadephia physician. After graduating from Harvard, studying music in Paris, and starting work in a New York bank, he suffered a nervous breakdown and was sent to… More about Owen Wister
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