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Ox-Bow Incident (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, [Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.

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Available only from the Modern Library, a gripping tale of mob justice and one of the greatest novels ever written about the American West. Clark's novel is "a triumph of restraint and workmanship" (The New Republic) and, in Clifton Fadiman's words, "a masterpiece ... such a book can never be followed by another of the same kind; it stands by itself".

About the Author

Wallace Stegner's many books include Crossing to Safety, Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Angle of Repose.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757020
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Introduction:
Stegner, Wallace
Author:
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
Mobs.
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.58 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Available only from the Modern Library, a gripping tale of mob justice and one of the greatest novels ever written about the American West. Clark's novel is "a triumph of restraint and workmanship" (The New Republic) and, in Clifton Fadiman's words, "a masterpiece ... such a book can never be followed by another of the same kind; it stands by itself".
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