Published December 1, 1979
by Signet Classics .
Written in English
|Contributions||Max Westbrook (Afterword)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||352|
This novel, The Virginian, the first real western book published, in , began the genre, as a popular art form in America, the wild cowboy and the schoolmarm, cattle rustling, the lynchings, Indian attacks, an explosive card game, the deadly shoot out between the good guy, and the villain in the streets of a little, isolated, dusty town in the lawless, mostly empty, Wyoming territory of the 's, when cattle was /5. The Virginian, in full The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, Western novel by Owen Wister, published in Its great popularity contributed to the enshrinement of the American cowboy as an icon of American popular culture and a folk ideal. In the genre of western novels, Owen Wister's "The Virginian" is certainly the grandaddy of them all. The story, the characters, the realism of the settings all make this the quintessential western. The Virginian himself is quietly heroic but without the manufactured stature of the typically represented "cowboy in the white hat"/5(). On Septem , The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. The novel by Owen Wister had already seen four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story's series potential to NBC. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first minute western series/5(74).
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Virginian, by Owen Wister This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Virginian A Horseman Of. JAMES DRURY, the one true "Virginian" by whom all others are measured, is the star of the first minute color western TV series, "The Virginian", which aired from "The Virginian" is the third longest running western series in the history of television. The television series was adapted from the Owen Wister western novel, "The Virginian, A Horseman of the Plains". The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Western stories Subject: Cowboys -- Fiction Subject: Cattle stealing -- Fiction Subject: Vigilantes -- Fiction Subject: Wyoming -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No. Release Date: May 1, Inside Owen Wister's, The Virginian, there lurks a great western romance novel. Unfortunately the reader doesn't encounter this story until the book's third act. Prior to this, it's all tedium and tumble weeds. Don't get me wrong - I'm thankful that The Virginian exists. By publishing this book way back in , Owen Wister effectively birthed the cultural genre we know today as 'the Western'.
Owen Wister's novel The Virginian, recognized as the first authentic Western novel, portrays the protagonist who is known as the Virginian as a genuine, honest man who believes in the law of the. On Septem , The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. The novel by Owen Wister had already seen four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story's series potential to NBC. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons--television's third longest running : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. The Virginian Owen WISTER ( - ) Ostensibly a love story, the novel really revolves around a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War in 's Wyoming. John Bright-Holmes salutes The Virginian by Owen Wister, the book which fuelled the fantasy of America's wild frontier Skip to main content The Guardian - Back to home.