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My Antonia

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl.

Editions:744  Date:0820 - 2021  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Western stories, Western fiction

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Of mice and men

by:Steinbeck, John

"They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:998  Date:1928 - 3193  Genre(s):Western stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Western fiction


Riders of the purple sage

by:Grey, Zane, 1872-1939

Jane Withersteen is a wealthy, contented rancher in the Mormon village of Cottonwoods, until the churchmen decree she must marry the arrogant Elder Tull. When she refuses, Tull and his band turn nasty, using the valley's water as his leverage. That's when Lassiter rides into town, determined to teach Tull and his mob a lesson.

Editions:396  Date:1901 - 2021  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Western fiction, Romans (teksten)

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The prairie : a tale

by:Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

The sequel to The Pioneers finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals.

Editions:946  Date:1663 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Western stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The red pony

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

The classic story of a boy's journey to manhood under the joys and hardships of ranch life, focused around the life and death of his red pony.

Editions:407  Date:1900 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works, Western stories


Cannery row

by:Steinbeck, John

This is a segment of the underworld on the California coast near Monterey. A group of rootless men, who took jobs only as a last resort, lived contentedly in an old warehouse; nearby Dora ran her house of prostitution with business efficiency, and in his marine laboratory Doc prepared the specimens he collected along the shore. Love for Doc was the sentiment that all Cannery Row shared, and the climax was the fearful birthday party given for him.

Editions:457  Date:1937 - 2019  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Love stories, Western stories, Western fiction


Tortilla flat

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

The adventures and experiences of Danny, his friends, and his house set in Monterrey, California just before World War II.

Editions:681  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Western fiction, Western stories, Western fiction, Domestic fiction


Old Yeller

by:Gipson, Fred, 1908-1973

A story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country ranks high in the annals of boy and dogdom. Gipson, in earlier books, has evinced an evocative quality which recaptures for the reader the sounds, the smells, the sights of the region he knows and loves, recaptures too the emotional quality, the moods of his central figure. This was particularly true in Hound-Dog Man, which for some readers was marred by the vernacular. In Old Yeller the story is told as a boy might share his own experience of growing up -- the dialect is no more insistent-possibly less so- than in The Yearling. Travis is thirteen when his father goes off on the long cattle trail to Abilene, leaving him as man of the house. There were the hogs who ran wild and some of the most exciting parts of the story tell of the roping and branding of the young. There were the cattle that had to be gentled for milking. There was a constant battle against skunks and coons in the corn patch and the melons. There was a small brother, violent in protest against Travis as disciplinarian. And -- a fairly shadowy figure- there was his mother, taking her share and more, in the struggle for existence. But most important there was Old Yeller, a big ugly yellow cur, whom Travis hated at the start and grew to love and trust and depend on, up to the tragic and dramatic end. A moving segment of early frontier America.

Editions:166  Date:1908 - 2015  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Western fiction, Western stories, Western fiction, Bildungsromans


The Virginian : a horseman of the plains

by:Wister, Owen

Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature.

Editions:363  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Western fiction

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Lonesome Dove : a novel

by:McMurtry, Larry

A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.

Editions:118  Date:1983 - 2019  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Western fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


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