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My Ántonia

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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

Editions:660  Date:0820 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Western stories

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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:624  Date:1935 - 3193  Genre(s):Western stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


The pearl

by:Steinbeck, John

Based on a Mexican folktale, this is the story of a great pearl found by a poor fisherman, the sorrow it brought to his family, and how it was lost again.

Editions:930  Date:1018 - 2019  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western stories, Western stories


Riders of the purple sage

by:Grey, Zane, 1872-1939

Mormon elders in the town of Cottonwoods pressure the widow Jane Withersteen to remarry so that her lands and herds will remain in their control. Gradually they frighten away most of her cowboys, and rustlers steal away her cattle, but the gunfighter Lassiter stands by her as the inevitable confrontation draws near.

Editions:345  Date:1912 - 2018  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Western fiction, Romans (teksten), History

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The prairie

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:838  Date:1800 - 2017  Genre(s):Western stories, History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure fiction

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The red pony

by:Steinbeck, John

The classic story of a boy's journey to manhood under the joys and hardships of ranch life.

Editions:392  Date:1900 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Western stories, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works


Cannery row

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.

Editions:432  Date:1937 - 2017  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Western stories, Western fiction


Tortilla flat

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

In the shabby district called Tortilla Flat above Monterey, California lives a gang whose exploits compare to those of King Arthur's knights.

Editions:667  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


Old Yeller

by:Gipson, Fred

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


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

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