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Lonesome dove : a novel
1985
Availability
Fiction/Biography Profile
Awards
1986 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner
1985 - National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction nominee
1986 - PEN/Faulkner Award nominee
1986 - Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Novel winner
Characters
Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Male), Rancher, Ex-Texas Ranger
Woodrow Call (Male), Rancher, Ex-Texas Ranger
Jake Spoon (Male), Ex-Texas Ranger, On the run for murder
July Johnson (Male), Sheriff, Married, Father
Newt Dobbs (Male)
Genre
Historical
Western
Adventure
Epic
Fiction
Topics
Cattle drives
Horse theft
Setting
Texas - West (U.S.)
Rio Grande River - West (U.S.)
Montana - West (U.S.)
Time Period
1880s -- 19th century
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Summary
A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember. Now a blockbuster television event.
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