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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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ISBN13: 9780060976996
ISBN10: 0060976993
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Hansen re-creates the real West with his imaginative telling of the life of the most famous outlaw of them all, Jesse James, and of his death at the hands of the upstart Robert Ford. James, a charismatic, superstitious, and moody man, holds sway over a ragged gang who fear his temper and quick shooting. Robert Ford, a young gang member torn between worshipping Jesse and taking his place, guns him down in cold blood and lives out his days tormented by the killing.

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American history's most famous outlaw comes alive in Ron Hansen's imaginative recreation of the West. The charismatic Jesse James has a quick temper, an even faster draw, and holds sway over his ragged gang-that is, until the arrival of upstart Robert Ford. Torn between worship and jealousy of James, Ford makes a fateful decision that torments him for the rest of his life and becomes one of the most legendary events of the American frontier.

About the Author

Ron Hansen is the author, most recently, of A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction and of the novel Hitler's Niece. His previous novel, Atticus,was a National Book Award finalist. Other highly praised works of fiction include Mariette in Ecstasy, The Assassination Of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Desperadoes,and the story collection Nebraska.With Jim Shepard, he edited the anthology You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories That Held Them in Awe.Ron Hansen is married to the novelist Bo Caldwell and lives in northern California, where he teaches fiction writing and literature at Santa Clara University.

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ajhagg, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by ajhagg)
Ron Hansen utilizes a style that creates a book that not only perfectly encapsulates what you think it would feel like to live in the time of Jesse James, but also comments on our own celebrity-obsessed culture, all the while reading like the most beautiful prose poem you've ever stumbled across.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060976996
Author:
Hansen, Ron
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Outlaws
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
West
Subject:
Outlaws -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.01x5.33x.76 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages HarperPerennial,[1997], c1983. - English 9780060976996 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , American history's most famous outlaw comes alive in Ron Hansen's imaginative recreation of the West. The charismatic Jesse James has a quick temper, an even faster draw, and holds sway over his ragged gang-that is, until the arrival of upstart Robert Ford. Torn between worship and jealousy of James, Ford makes a fateful decision that torments him for the rest of his life and becomes one of the most legendary events of the American frontier.
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