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Apr 29, 2014
| ISBN 9780553392265
Mar 28, 2006
| ISBN 9780553898842
Nov 04, 2003
| 204 Minutes
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Apr 29, 2014 | ISBN 9780553392265
Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780553898842
Nov 04, 2003 | ISBN 9780739307823
Louis L’Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors. While every one of his eighty-nine novels is still in print, a lesser known fact is that L’Amour is also one of the all-time bestselling authors of short fiction. Compared by The Wall Street Journal to Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson, L’Amour’s Collected Short Stories are now presented for the first time in paperback. The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 1, features thirty-five action-packed Frontier Stories. It kicks off a series of nine paperbacks, including a two-part volume of Adventure Stories and a two-part volume of Crime Stories, which brings all of L’Amour’s short fiction to his millions of readers around the world.
With more than 120 titles still in print, Louis L’Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history. Though he met with phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. Now this great writer—The Wall Street Journal recently compared with Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson—will receive his due as a great storyteller. This volume kicks off a series that will, when complete, anthologize all of L’Amour’s short fiction, volume by handsome volume.Here, in Volume One, is a treasure-trove of 35 frontier tales for his millions of fans and for those who have yet to discover L’Amour’s thrilling prose—and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West for generations to come.
No one more vividly captures the rugged majesty and enduring spirit of the American West than Louis L’Amour. Now, collected for the very first time, here are seven unabridged frontier tales from a legendary master of the genre. Volume One celebrates this remarkable voice in American fiction with a captivating blend of some of his best-beloved work. Listeners are brought face-to-face with heroism in a most unexpected place in The Gift of Cochise, as a single mother faces down an Apache war party. Desperate Men follows four escaped convicts running a gauntlet of double and triple crosses in a hunt for gold that will leave only one of them alive. In Skull and the Arrow, a beaten man finds the strength to confront his enemies in the discovery of a simple arrowhead. In Marshal of Canyon Gap, a new face in town means nothing but trouble to Marshal McLane–not only for Canyon Cap, but for the secret he’s kept for too many years. In The Defense of Sentinel, a whiskey-soaked drunk wakes to find that he’s only hope for a town surrounded by marauders. Let the Cards Decide is the story of a woman whose future hangs on the outcome of a card game, and the adventures continue with Home is the Hunter, the tale of a hardened gunfighter and the little who changes his rough way of life. Brimming with history, unforgettable characters, and the pride of place that his listeners have come to expect, this first volume of The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour is a lasting tribute to one of the greatest short-story writers of all time.
Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print… More about Louis L’Amour
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