Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove (Book 1)

Larry McMurtry
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The Pulitzer Prize--winning American classic of the American West that follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.

Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.


WHEN AUGUSTUS CAME OUT on the porch the blue pigs were eating a rattlesnake—not a very big one. It had probably just been crawling around looking for shade when it ran into the pigs. They were having ...

About the Author:

Larry McMurtry (1936-2021) was the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lived in Archer City, Texas.

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Loved It
american west, pulitzer prize winning

The first hundred pages or so of this mammoth book about the American West are sluggish, but the rest of the book makes up for it. A lengthy story that is obviously well-researched, well defined characters and well written

11/21/2022 4:50:14 AM
Loved It
a true epic western

Massive tome. Western, with a lot of action, family drama and a cattle run.

11/22/2022 1:21:11 AM
Loved It
a great adventure

The finest Western ever penned. This is without a doubt a top-tier literary work. The book is somewhat graphic for my tastes, but the plot and the characters are fascinating. Pulitzer winner.

11/18/2022 8:41:25 AM
Loved It
fantastic novel

This is easily in my top five favorite novels. This was the first western book I've ever read, and it definitely left me wanting to read more.

11/22/2022 4:21:03 AM
western, classic

I read it after watching the miniseries on TV. What an amazing story! Un-put-downable!

11/20/2022 2:58:50 PM
Loved It
a true epic western

You don't have to be a fan of westerns to appreciate the masterful storytelling, plotting, and character development in this novel.

11/22/2022 5:02:38 AM

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