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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen.

Horseman, Pass By tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism.

When first published in 1961, Horseman, Pass By caused a sensation in Texas literary circles for its stark, realistic portrayal of the struggles of a changing West in the years following World War II. Never before had a writer managed to encapsulate its environment with such unsentimental realism. Today, memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

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Larry McMurtry's stunning first novel — and the basis for the classic film Hud starring Paul Newman — is now available in a deluxe trade paperback edition.

With this debut novel, Larry McMurtry leapt to the forefront of the American literary scene. Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos, Horseman, Pass By contains everything readers treasure in a McMurtry novel.

Synopsis:

When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways.

Horseman, Pass By, on which the film Hud is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684853857
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 5.635 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Larry McMurtry's stunning first novel — and the basis for the classic film Hud starring Paul Newman — is now available in a deluxe trade paperback edition.

With this debut novel, Larry McMurtry leapt to the forefront of the American literary scene. Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos, Horseman, Pass By contains everything readers treasure in a McMurtry novel.

"Synopsis" by , When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways.

Horseman, Pass By, on which the film Hud is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

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