Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When the Magic Wagon comes to town, folks get a genuine medicine show, including a wrestling ape, fancy shooting, and a peek at the petrified body of Wild Bill Hickok. But then the Magic Wagon rolls into Mud Creek, Texas, where fate and violence loom in the shadows. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Book by Lansdale, Joe R.
From Publishers Weekly: In 1986, years before he became known for his hardboiled crime thrillers, Lansdale crafted this wry, nostalgic elegy to the Wild West published in a small print run with limited distribution. A mild-mannered precursor to his brassy The Big Blow, this entertaining episodic novel is also set in turn-of-the-20th-century eastern Texas, where crooked traveling medicine shows and aging gunslingers define the closing frontier. Narrator Buster Fogg's family is wiped out by a twister in an early sequence described with surreal verve. Buster hitches on with Billy Bob Daniels, a patent-medicine pusher and trick shooter who claims to be the illegitimate son of Wild Bill Hickock, joining an entourage consisting of a kindly ex-slave named Albert, and Rot Toe, the wrestling ape. Adventures on the road which include swiping the mummified remains of Billy Bob's "pa" and swindling settlers with their concoction of watered-down whiskey stoke personal tensions that only aggravate troubles when their wagon rolls into Mud Creek and Billy Bob is called out by Texas Jack, a dime-novel desperado who, legend says, intimidated even Wild Bill. Lansdale's affection for the classic western is never in doubt, although he spends much of the novel skillfully deflating the romance of heroic reputations made as much by luck and exaggeration as by skill with a gun. The true charm of the story, though, is iin its telling, which melds laconic humor, colorful colloquialisms and outrageous figures of speech into a Twainesque tall tale. This novel endures as a modern western classic.
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0553273655I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0553273655I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2653058188
Buchbeschreibung Bantam, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0553273655
Buchbeschreibung Bantam Books, New York, 1988. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good-. 1st paperback. Spine slant, creasing to back cover, still a tight, clean, unmarked copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2076
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805532736563.0
Buchbeschreibung Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988. S Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. First Paperback Printing.. Brief summary of content available on request by e-mail. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 450658
Buchbeschreibung Bantam Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good+. First Printing. Small number stamp present on top page edges, as seen when book is closed. Very light edge/corner wear perceptible, covers are glossy and good looking. Light page browning from age present. Overall a clean copy inside and out. Solid binding, as if unread. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 71272
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805532736562.0
Buchbeschreibung Bantam Books, New York, 1988. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Lou Glanzman [cover] (illustrator). First Printing, First Paperback. 116pp. Like new, unread copy, smooth spine, no reading creases, tight binding, usual mild age discoloration. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002604