Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry - PDF free download eBook

Book author:

  • Published: Sep 14, 2015
  • Reviews: 973

Brief introduction:

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...

more details below

Details of Lonesome Dove

ISBN
9780684871226
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
ENG
Pages
864
Format
PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF
Quality
Normal quality scanned pages
Dimensions
6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 2.20 (d)
Download cursor

Some brief overview of this book

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.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1986.

irty books, two Oscar-winning screenplays, and a Pulitzer Prize later, McMurtry is anything but a minor regional novelist. Having worked on his fathers Texas cattle ranch for a great deal of his early life, McMurtry had an inborn fascination with the West, both its fabled history and current state. However, he never saw himself as a life-long rancher and aspired to a more creative career. He achieved this at the age of 25 when he published his first novel. Horseman, Pass By was a wholly original take on the classic western. Humorous, heartbreaking, and utterly human, this story of a hedonistic cowboy in contemporary Texas was a huge hit for the young author and even spawned a major motion picture starring Paul Newman called Hud just two years after its 1961 publication. Extraordinarily, McMurtry was even allowed to write the script, a rare honor for such a novice. With such an auspicious debut, it is hard to believe that McMurtry ever felt as though hed been slighted by the public or marginalized as a minor talent. While all of his books may not have received equal attention, he did have a number of astounding successes early in his career. His third novel The Last Picture Show, a coming-of-age-in-the-southwest story, became a genuine classic, drawing comparisons to J. D. Salinger and James Jones. In 1971, Peter Bogdonovichs screen adaptation of the novel would score McMurtry his first Academy award for his screenplay. Three years later, he published Terms of Endearment, a critically lauded urban family drama that would become a hit movie starring Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine in 1985. That year, McMurtry published what many believe to be his definitive novel. An expansive epic sweeping through all the legends and characters that inhabited the old west, Lonesome Dove was a masterpiece. All of the elements that made McMurtrys writing so distinguished — his skillful dialogue, richly drawn characters, and uncanny ability to establish a fully-realized setting — convened in this Pulitzer winning story of two retired Texas rangers who venture from Texas to Montana. The novel was a tremendous critical and commercial favorite, and became a popular miniseries in 1989. Following the massive success of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtrys prolificacy grew. He would publish at least one book nearly every year for the next twenty years, including Texasville, a gut-wrenching yet hilarious sequel to The Last Picture Show, Buffalo Girls, a fictionalized account of the later days of Calamity Jane, and several non-fiction titles, such as Crazy Horse. Interestingly, McMurtry would receive his greatest notoriety in his late 60s as the co-screenwriter of Ang Lees controversial film Brokeback Mountain. The movie would score the writer another Oscar and become one of the most critically heralded films of 2005. The following year he published his latest novel. Telegraph Days is a freewheeling comedic run-through of western folklore and surely one of McMurtrys most inventive stories and enjoyable reads. Not bad for a minor regional novelist.

Good To Know

A miniseries based on McMurtrys novel Comanche Moon is currently in production. McMurtry co-wrote the script. The first-printing of McMurtrys novel In a Narrow Grave is one of his most obscure for a rather obscure reason. The book was withdrawn because the word skyscrapers was misspelled as skycrappers on page 105. McMurtry comes from a long line of farmers and ranchers. His father and eight of his uncles were all in the profession.

See more interesting books:

  • Allied Master Strategists: The Combined Chiefs of Staff in World War II PDF
  • Texas Treasure PDF
  • Michael Wittman and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII, Volume II PDF
  • The 48 Laws of Power PDF
  • Deadly Stakes (Ali Reynolds Series #8) PDF
  • Owls Well that Ends Well (Meg Langslow Series #6) PDF

How to download e-book

Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 20 seconds. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Lonesome Dove" in all e-book formats!

May need free signup required to download or reading online book.

A few words about book 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.

Biography

Back in the late 60s, the fact that Larry McMurtry was not a household name was really a thorn in the side of the writer. To illustrate his dissatisfaction with his status, he would go around wearing a T-shirt that read Minor Regional Novelist. Well, more than thirty books, two Oscar-winning screenplays, and a Pulitzer Prize later, McMurtry is anything but a minor regional novelist. Having worked on his fathers Texas cattle ranch for a great deal of his early life, McMurtry had an inborn fascination with the West, both its fabled history and current state. However, he never saw himself as a life-long rancher and aspired to a more creative career. He achieved this at the age of 25 when he published his first novel. Horseman, Pass By was a wholly original take on the classic western. Humorous, heartbreaking, and utterly human, this story of a hedonistic cowboy in contemporary Texas was a huge hit for the young author and even spawned a major motion picture starring Paul Newman called Hud just two years after its 1961 publication. Extraordinarily, McMurtry was even allowed to write the script, a rare honor for such a novice. With such an auspicious debut, it is hard to believe that McMurtry ever felt as though hed been slighted by the public or marginalized as a minor talent. While all of his books may not have received equal attention, he did have a number of astounding successes early in his career. His third novel The Last Picture Show, a coming-of-age-in-the-southwest story, became a genuine classic, drawing comparisons to J. D. Salinger and James Jones. In 1971, Peter Bogdonovichs screen adaptation of the novel would score McMurtry his first Academy award for his screenplay. Three years later, he published Terms of Endearment, a critically lauded urban family drama that would become a hit movie starring Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine in 1985. That year, McMurtry published what many believe to be his definitive novel. An expansive epic sweeping through all the legends and characters that inhabited the old west, Lonesome Dove was a masterpiece. All of the elements that made McMurtrys writing so distinguished — his skillful dialogue, richly drawn characters, and uncanny ability to establish a fully-realized setting — convened in this Pulitzer winning story of two retired Texas rangers who venture from Texas to Montana. The novel was a tremendous critical and commercial favorite, and became a popular miniseries in 1989. Following the massive success of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtrys prolificacy grew. He would publish at least one book nearly every year for the next twenty years, including Texasville, a gut-wrenching yet hilarious sequel to The Last Picture Show, Buffalo Girls, a fictionalized account of the later days of Calamity Jane, and several non-fiction titles, such as Crazy Horse. Interestingly, McMurtry would receive his greatest notoriety in his late 60s as the co-screenwriter of Ang Lees controversial film Brokeback Mountain. The movie would score the writer another Oscar and become one of the most critically heralded films of 2005. The following year he published his latest novel. Telegraph Days is a freewheeling comedic run-through of western folklore and surely one of McMurtrys most inventive stories and enjoyable reads. Not bad for a minor regional novelist.

Good To Know

A miniseries based on McMurtrys novel Comanche Moon is currently in production. McMurtry co-wrote the script. The first-printing of McMurtrys novel In a Narrow Grave is one of his most obscure for a rather obscure reason. The book was withdrawn because the word skyscrapers was misspelled as skycrappers on page 105. McMurtry comes from a long line of farmers and ranchers. His father and eight of his uncles were all in the profession.

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the *.PDF format. For example, the PDF format can be read Mozilla Firefox browser without any additions.
How long will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version?
Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Lonesome Dove. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.

All downloaded files are checked

EPUB

lonesome.dove.epub

  • MD5: 0e150eea599cfde2bf6f62d368750a24
  • SHA1: e2988179873c856005be6e3e69b754bcb0374b48
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
PDF

lonesome.dove.pdf

  • MD5: caecd9851bb710351a463ba122a86505
  • SHA1: 0d9002d8b388274566bd2a176357de047388df85
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
FB2

lonesome.dove.fb2

  • MD5: 2ccf26b3216c27c59cf5912435f6c7a9
  • SHA1: e8f45e4df52b34c341d5f605768a648a1f5ae13a
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
MOBI

lonesome.dove.mobi

  • MD5: 6a0e04aba3ffe70c66bc2c039f9b3e9a
  • SHA1: 9625da03e8858c7ae6d2e9f3b827e0597e75bc69
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
DJVU

lonesome.dove.djvu

  • MD5: e4a1c2770888b2bd8cf3d03a94912d21
  • SHA1: f49c70dec6354606dca26d4b2d9d083fa51078e0
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck