Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 ShootistThis 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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 Berkley, 1998. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94699904
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Buchbeschreibung Berkley, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0425164195
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