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Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Author: Jim Harrison
The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels — Legends Of The Fall, Revenge, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name — confirmed Jim Harrison's reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385285964
ISBN-10: 0385285965
Publication Date: 5/1/1980
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Taken as a whole, this set of three novellas is very masculine in style and heavy with revenge, but I really enjoyed it. Even when I found myself disgusted with one or more of the characters, I kept reading because I also found myself surprised and intrigued by what I was reading. If I were to rank the three novellas on how much I enjoyed them, I would list "Legends of the Fall" in first place, "Revenge" in second place, and "The Man Who Gave Up His Name" in third place.

I think one of the things that surprised me about this book was that I enjoyed it even though it isn't the kind of book or subject matter I normally read. Perhaps this diversion into something different helped make the stories stand out for me. Or perhaps it is because Harrison is such a unique and talented writer.

The novellas are better than their screen adaptations (Revenge and Legends of the Fall were both made into movies), but it's been so long since I've seen the two films that I'm tempted to watch them both again.
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Beautifully written book with excellent stories/novellas besides Legends of the Fall.
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This was a book that I was unable to put down. It had the ability to bring up feelings I have not had in some time. Defiantly not a book for children, but more than worthwhile reading for adults.
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much better than the film