The Pulitzer Prize–winning American classic of the American West that follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.
Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.
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This exhilarating, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel brings the last days of American frontier society to life. Restless former Texas Rangers Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call decide to move their livery operation from southern Texas to Montana. Driving their cattle north through unsettled country, the duo and their cowboys are beset by Native Americans, bandits, and bad fortune. Larry McMurtry excels at wringing humor and insight from desperate circumstances—Lonesome Dove brims with adventure and moving moments.
One of the best books I’ve ever read.
I loved the movie, but like The Godfather, the book has extra details that make it better & worth reading.
Vivid depiction of the wild west
Lonesome Dove is a vivid depiction of the wild west and the men and women who populated it. Unfortunately, the story kind of petered out and left lots of unanswered questions. Perhpas a sequel answers some of them, but gernerally I don’t like weak endings. Otherwise the book was riveting throughout. I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars because of the unsatisfactory ending.
— di pinto
Wow! What an epic tale!
Don’t like westerns? I generally don’t either, but THIS book is my all-time favorite novel. No hokey, stereotypical, bull that’s normally associated with the genre in this one (or any of McMurty’s work for that matter) - just grit, dust, love and loss. There are characters for everyone; white, black, young, old, male and female, and if this story doesn’t make you laugh, cry, wince, and hope - check your pulse because you might be dead. Long live my literary hero: Captain Gus!