The Virginian by Owen Wister audiobook

The Virginian

By Owen Wister
Read by John Pruden

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200098620

  • ISBN: 9798200098613

  • ISBN: 9798200098637

Runtime: 14.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A strong, silent stranger rides into the lawless lands of the western frontier, battles horse thieves, deals with unyielding scoundrels, and wins the heart of a schoolmarm. Owen Wister's 1902 classic—the first great novel of the American West—is rich in moral drama and vernacular wit. His hero—like knights of old—lives by an enduring code of chivalry and is governed by quiet courage and a deep sense of honor. Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters: the genteel but brave cowboy, the pretty spinster from back East, and villains beyond redemption. The novel is also on record for incorporating the first known "shootout" in American literature. In 1977, The Virginian was voted by the Western American Writers as the greatest western novel of all time. Brimming with action, romance, and atmosphere, it remains a classic of frontier fiction.

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Author Bio: Owen Wister

Author Bio: Owen Wister

Owen Wister (1860–1938) showed promise as a musician early in his life, but his father directed him into a career in banking and then the law. Plagued with neurasthenia, Wister took a variant of the “rest cure” of Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, traveling to Wyoming on Mitchell’s advice. From these experiences, Wister began to write short stories about the West. His Western writing culminated in the 1902 publication of The Virginian, the most popular Western ever written. In addition to novels, Wister wrote short stories, operas, plays, poetry, and nonfiction, including biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English