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Publisher Comments:

John Jakes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical novels as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles has long been both a fan and a distinguished author of novels and stories of the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century's worth of his favorite Western fiction.

To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Louis L'Amour, and Zane Grey along side their more contemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream---the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man's relationship with the land.

A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of western writing over the past century, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for western fiction. While trends in publishing might not always be promising, the current crop of contemporary Western authors show that the old west will always have a place in the world of fiction. Like the American dream which it celebrates, Western fiction will perservere.

Synopsis:

An anthology of the 20th century's best Western fiction is edited by one of the era's greatest authors of historical fiction. This retrospective of Western writing over the past 100 years shows the evolution of the genre as well as a glimpse into what the future might hold.

About the Author

John Jakes is the bestselling author of The Kent Family Chronicles, The North and South Trilogy, and The Crown Family Saga. He lives in South Carolina and Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312869854
Editor:
Jakes, John
Publisher:
Forge
Editor:
Jakes, John
Author:
Jakes, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Westerns - Anthologies
Subject:
West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Westerns - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 96
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.19 x 1.475 in

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