Gunfight! Thirteen Western Stories

Gunfight! Thirteen Western Stories

By: "Work, James C. (editor)"

Price: $34.95

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Book Condition: FINE


"As new - gift quality! 13 stories composed between 1904 and 1990. Dorothy Johnson's classic ""The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"", explores how a lie affects the lives and futures of three people. Luke Short's story of youthful courage (""Top Hand"") demonstrates that age doesn't matter if a man is in the right. John M. Cunningham's ""The Tin Star,"" (filmed as High Noon), offers a study of how a quiet man of courage goes about his business in the few minutes of life left to him. Frank O'Rourke's ""The Last Shot ""sets up a classic confrontation and then flip-flops the story line. Annotated by Work, with a critical afterword to each tale 184 pages. 8.5x 5.75x.6"" (22x 15x 1.5cm)."


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A collection thirteen stories that uses the gunfight to explore motives and complex personalities and situations. Three of them were made into films, two are grounded on historical episodes, and two play out the gunfight theme against a modern backdrop. This work is useful to those interested in the West, and cultural icons.

Title: Gunfight! Thirteen Western Stories

Author Name: "Work, James C. (editor)"

Categories: Western,

Publisher: "Lincoln, Nebraska", University of Nebraska Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0803298048

ISBN Number 13: 9780803298040

Binding: trade paperback

Book Condition: FINE

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 7-DH010

Keywords: FICTION - Westerns "short stories, anthology" FIC033000      FICTION / Westerns,