The Virginian Author:Owen Wister This best selling masterpeice has become a classic in Western literature. Written before Zane Grey novels made their appearance, it set the pattern for the many Westerns that were to follow. IT set the pattern, but few novels of the West have even begun to capture, as Owen Wister did so brilliantly, the wild excitement and beauty of Wyoming; the... more » strength (and gentleness) and resourcefulness of men like the Virginian; the warm romance that flourished in the midst of danger; the rich humor and the vivid speech of the men who tamed the West.
Here is the horseman. No longer does he roam the prairies, but now and then - in a novel like this - we get a glimpse of what it must have been like when men lived hard, played hard , died hard.« less