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Inhaltsangabe: This is the all-time classic novel chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the best western novels ever wrttten. It is also the inspiration for John Wayne's last great starring role--the acclaimed 1976 film, The Shootist This special commemorative edition includes a brand new introduction by the author's son, Miles Swarthout, in which he talks about his father's work and the making of the legendary film.
* Chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the Best Western Novels Ever Written
* Endorsed by Former President Ronald Reagan as "A treasured edition to my library."
The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West.
He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day Queen Victoria died, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest shootist of all: Death himself. In such a showdown, against such an antagonist, he cannot win.
Most men end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a man-killer has a third option, one which Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own executioner.
As word spreads that the famous assassin has reached the end of his rope, an assortment of vultures gathers to feast upon his corpse--among them a gambler, a rustler, an undertaker, an old love, a reporter, even a boy. Books outwits them, however, by selecting the where, when, who, and why of his death and writing in fire from a pair of Remingtons the last courageous act of his own legend. The climatic gunfight itself is an incredible performance by an incredible man, and by his creator, Glendon Swarthout.
The Shootist will rank with such classics as Shane and The Ox-Bow Incident, but it is much more than a Western. When, in the final afternoon of his life, J. B. Books crosses a street and enters a saloon to make something of his death, we cross, we enter, with him. He is us.
Buchbeschreibung Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 05/05/1975, 1975. Buchzustand: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780436508356
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR007236913
Buchbeschreibung Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0436508354 Light wear to boards. Content is clean with light toning to pages. VG DJ with minor edge wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WF-JV-R283-H6-00069
Buchbeschreibung Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0436508354 with dj, ex library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBB0012097
Buchbeschreibung Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1975. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0436508354
Buchbeschreibung Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0436508354 feps missing, ex library book with usual markings and stamps previous owner pen markings in front of book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers EE0043414
Buchbeschreibung Secker and Warburg, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First British Edition. Black cloth with gold spine titles. Light forward lean to the spine, base of spine bumped, but no other wear. Dust jacket has a small wear spot on the lower corner of the front cover, and has a light fade to the red spine title, otherwise in excellent shape, with no edgewear. Jacket now protected by a clear, removeable mylar sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2075