Lonesome Dove: A Novel (Paperback)

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At some point in your life I’m sure you have had someone tell you to read Lonesome Dove because it is amazing and one of the best western books out there. And even though it’s long it doesn’t feel like it once you get into it! If you’ve never had someone tell you that, then I am going to right now.

Before reading Lonesome Dove I had never read a 900-page book so quickly and then been disappointed that it wasn’t longer. McMurtry’s characters are psychologically deep and incredibly charming and his depictions of the vast western frontier makes you feel like you are taking the journey across the country with them.  

— Ava


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.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry (1936–2021) was the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lived in Archer City, Texas.

Praise For…

“If you read only one western novel in your life, read Lonesome Dove.”—USA Today

“Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true . . . These are real people, and they are still larger than life.”—Nicholas Lemann, The New York Times Book Review

Lonesome Dove is Larry McMurtry’s loftiest novel."—Los Angeles Times

"A marvelous novel . . . moves with joyous energy . . . amply imagined and crisply, lovingly written. I haven't enjoyed a book more this year . . . a joyous epic."--Newsweek

"The finest novel that McMurtry has yet accomplished . . . Lonesome Dove has all the action anyone could possibly imagine . . . [and] both in general and in details, the authority of exact authenticity . . . superb."--Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9781439195260
ISBN-10: 1439195269
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 15th, 2010
Pages: 864
Language: English