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Owen Wister (1860–1938)

Forfatter af The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

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Owen Wister was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1860. He graduated from Harvard University in 1882 and studied musical composition in Paris for two years. He spent the summer of 1885 in Wyoming for his health. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1888 and was admitted to the bar in vis mere 1889. He practiced law for two years in Philadelphia and continued to spend his summers in the West. In 1891, after the acceptance by Harper's of two of his Western sketches, he decided to pursue a literary career. His works included Lin McLean, The Virginian, Lady Baltimore, and Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, 1880-1919. He also wrote a number of children's books. He died on July 21, 1938. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Owen Wister

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains (1902) 2,282 eksemplarer
Lady Baltimore (1906) 61 eksemplarer
Lin McLean (1907) 53 eksemplarer
Classic Westerns (Leather-bound Classics) (2017) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Pentecost of Calamity (1915) 23 eksemplarer
Red Men and White (1896) 21 eksemplarer
Ulysses S. Grant (2012) 18 eksemplarer
The Seven Ages of Washington (1907) 17 eksemplarer
Members of the Family (2007) 15 eksemplarer
When West Was West (1935) 11 eksemplarer
The Virginian: The Complete First Season (2010) — Original novel — 6 eksemplarer
A Journey in Search of Christmas (2009) 6 eksemplarer
How doth the simple spelling bee (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Mother (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Neighbors Henceforth (1928) 3 eksemplarer
The Virginian and Other Westerns (2010) 3 eksemplarer
The Virginian [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Writer — 2 eksemplarer
Owen Wister papers 1 eksemplar
The Eight Hours Day 1 eksemplar
Poverty and Waste 1 eksemplar
O Maioral I Livro 2 1 eksemplar
Owen Wister, Collection novels (2014) 1 eksemplar
Specimen Jones 1 eksemplar
Ecologues 1 eksemplar
The Jimyjohn Boss 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Family Mark Twain (1935) — Bidragyder — 435 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
The Rise of Silas Lapham [Norton Critical Edition] (1885) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
The illustrations of Frederic Remington (1952) — commentator — 66 eksemplarer
Notes on a Cellar-Book (1920) — Forord, nogle udgaver58 eksemplarer
Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico (1914) — Forord, nogle udgaver56 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the American West (1945) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Romance of the Last Crusade (1923) — Forord — 20 eksemplarer
Done in the Open (1900) — Introduktion — 20 eksemplarer
Confederate Battle Stories (Civil War Series) (1992) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Unbridled Spirits: Short Fiction about Women in the Old West (1994) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Great Western short stories (1777) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Representative American Short Stories — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Yellowstone Reader (2003) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Other days (1921) — Forord — 1 eksemplar

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The Virginian i Westerns (april 2012)


Classic western writen in 1902. Fun read.
bentstoker | 41 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |
Owen Wister, best known for his classic western The Virginian, published this little Christmas western story in 1904. It’s a fun and charming story of a cowboy who arrives in Cheyanne, Wyoming after a long cattle drive at Christmas time in 1887. With his pockets full of a few month’s worth of pay, Lin McLean’s original plan was to get sauced during the holiday. Then he comes upon an old friend who invites him to go Christmas shopping with him. The Governor/Doctor has a long list of constituent’s and patient’s children he intends to buy for. As Lin follows his friend in the quest for gifts, he soon discovers the spirit of Christmas that has eluded him for most of his life.
A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF CHRISTMAS is a really nice choice for holiday reading, especially if you like stories from Victorian times set in the American West. The prose reminded me of Dickens, just not quite as long-winded.
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MickeyMole | Dec 28, 2023 |
Westerns were never on the list of genres I had an interest in. I tried to read All the Pretty Horses once and got so depressed I couldn’t finish. However, The Virginian is a classic that started it all, first published in 1902. I once heard a man say it taught him how to be a man. It is the prototype for the man with no name, the strong silent type. He starts as a cow poke, becomes the trusted hand of a Wyoming judge, and routs the bad guys. He loves animals, nature, and the local school marm. Civilizing the wild west, he makes his fortune and happily weds his girl. Every western tale since has drawn from this story.… (mere)
varielle | 41 andre anmeldelser | Nov 18, 2023 |



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