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9 edition of The West of Owen Wister found in the catalog.

The West of Owen Wister

selected short stories.

by Owen Wister

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction,
    • Western stories

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIntrod. by Robert L. Hough.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.W768 We, PS3345 We
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 247 p.
      Number of Pages247
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5103602M
      ISBN 100803208081
      LC Control Number74175805

      The Virginian (otherwise titled The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains) is a novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister, (). It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true fictional western . Owen Wister was born on J , in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was the only child of well-to-do parents. Owen Jones Wister was a well-established doctor in Germantown, and he descended from a successful German family.

      Owen Wister (J J ) was a lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt’s and a novelist best known for his writings about the American West.. Wister was the son of physician Owen Jones Wister and Sarah Butler Wister. He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, schooled in Europe and New England, and graduated from Harvard College (). Wister began writing short stories in In his first volume of short stories was published. Two years later, his first novel was published. Wister was fascinated with western culture and the lore of the west and spent several summers in Wyoming. His visit to Yellowstone in helped establish his natural inclination toward western.

      Author: Owen Wister; Robert Murray Davis: Publisher: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, © Edition/Format: Print book: Biography: State or province government publication: English: 1st edView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Wister, Owen, -- -- Knowledge -- West (U. S.). Owen Wister’s novel of Wyoming cowpunchers “became one of the first mass-market bestsellers and stands as a defining text for America’s most durable hero— the cowboy In a way, after The Virginian, there need never have been another western. In a way, there wasn’t” (Harvard Magazine).


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Owen Wister is remembered today almost solely as the author of The Virginian, yet his short stories, dating from the turn of the century, gave us our first real knowledge of the West's "wide, wild farm and ranch community, spotted with remote towns, and veined with infrequent railroads."And this West was not merely that of the cowboy, but of the soldier, the seeker, the/5(3).

Owen Wister is remembered today almost solely as the author of The Virginian, yet his short stories, dating from the turn of the century, gave us our first real knowledge of the West's "wide, wild farm and ranch community, spotted with remote towns, and veined with infrequent railroads."And this West was not merely that of the cowboy, but of the soldier, the seeker, the Indians, the hunter 5/5(1).

Owen Wister () was an American writer and "father" of western fiction. When he started writing, he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier. Wister's most famous work remains the novel The Virginian, set in the Wild West. When West Was West book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Wister, an American writer whose stories helped to establish the /5(4). Editorial Reviews. In this welcome new biography, Gary Scharnhorst corrects the impression left by previous biographers of Owen Wister that, after The Virginian, Wister paid little attention to the American Scharnhorst shows, Wister instead continued to make the West an important theme in his travels, fiction, letters, and personal : Gary Scharnhorst.

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister Macmillan I first read Owen Wister's The West of Owen Wister book Virginian inwhen "big" westerns were.

Owen Wister, (born JPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died JNorth Kingstown, Rhode Island), American novelist whose novel The Virginian () helped establish the cowboy as a folk hero in the United States and the western as a legitimate genre of literature. The Virginian is the prototypical western novel and, arguably, the work most responsible for the.

Owen Wister's West: Selected Articles by Wister, Owen; Davis, Robert Murray and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Back in November I posted a review of Owen Wister's The Virginian, that seminal Western r, in the light of a recent re-read and also reading Richard Slotkin's chapter on Wister (in Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America, University of Oklahoma Press, ) I have revised that post and present you with this : Jeff Arnold's West.

“In this welcome new biography, Gary Scharnhorst corrects the impression left by previous biographers of Owen Wister that, after The Virginian, Wister paid little attention to the American Scharnhorst shows, Wister instead continued to make the West an important theme in his travels, fiction, letters, and personal contacts.

In Owen Wister’s novel of the Old West, The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, the story’s protagonist, the Virginian, most definitely tries to lead a moral life, and largely succeeds. The Virginian, in full The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, Western novel by Owen Wister, published in Its great popularity contributed to the enshrinement of the American cowboy as an icon of American popular culture and a folk ideal.

A chivalrous and courageous but mysterious cowboy known only as “the Virginian” works as foreman of a cattle ranch in the Wyoming territory during. In Owen Wister and the West, a biographical-literary account of Wister's life and writings, The Virginian, Wister's claim to literary fame, was published inbut his writing career actually began in and continued for twenty-five years after the publication of his masterpiece.

“No previous discussions of Wister have been so probing or revealing as this account of the author’s humanness [This is] an authoritative life-story of Owen Wister, a central figure in understanding the important role of the West in American culture.”—Richard W.

Etulain, Pacific Historical Review. Seller Notes: “ "Good Minus Condition", "When West Was West", by Owen Wister - - First Edition, Vintage, Hardcover Book. The hardcover book is in good minus condition, free from rips, tears, writing, and bends.

All pages are very lightly toned, some staining on the end pages and light Rating: % positive. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister. When the Virginian is tempted to save him self and leave town, why doen't he go. I can help you with your original question - the book summary.

school teacher Miss Molly Wood is cleverly woven into the main plot. John Bright-Holmes salutes The Virginian by Owen Wister, the book which fuelled the fantasy of America's / Owen Wister () was born in Philadelphia and raised in Germantown, he spent a summer in Wyoming on the advice of his physician.

Encouraged by his friend from Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt, he later wrote about his experiences and observations of the American : Paperback. The Virginian paved the way for many more westerns by such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, and several others.

Owen Wister () was an American writer and "father" of western fiction. When he started writing, he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier.

Wister's most famous work remains the novel The Virginian. Originally published inOwen Wister’s The Virginian pre-dates the classic novels of Zane Grey and Max Brand and is considered by many to be the original Western. Dedicated to Wister’s friend and fellow outdoorsman Theodore Roosevelt, this timeless tale almost single-handedly established the cowboy archetype in literature.

These novels—The Virginian by Owen Wister, O Pioneers. by Willa Cather, The Lone Star Ranger and The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey, and Gunman’s Reckoning and The Untamed by Max Brand—tell of life on the open plains, in dusty outposts, and alongside majestic mountain ranges that rose to greet travelers who ventured forth into the.

Owen Wister () is considered the “father” of the Western story and author of The Virginian (). The Owen Wister Award was adopted by the Executive Board of Western Writers in time for the Oklahoma City convention in Glendon Swarthout was a popular choice to be first recipient of the new Owen Wister Award.

'The Virginian' Teaches the Merit of a Man When Benjamin Percy was a boy, his father handed him a weather-beaten copy of Owen Wister's Western epic.

"Reading this .In Owen Wister Out West, Owen Wister's daughter captures the essence of the historical impact of The Virginian For the first time, a cowboy was a gentleman and a hero, but nobody realized then that the book was the master design on which thousands of Westerns would be modeled.