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THE VIRGINIAN (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)

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Publikováno: 2009
Formát: paperback paperback 400 stran
Cena: 148 Kč ( 135 Kč bez DPH)
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The Virginian (1902) is Owen Wister's classic popular romance, and the most significant shaping influence on cowboy fiction. Its narrator, fresh from the East, encounters in Wyoming cattle country a strange, seductive and often violent land where the handsome figure of the Virginian battles for supremacy with Trampas and other ne'er-do-wells. His courtship of the genteel Vermont schoolteacher, Molly Wood, is a humourously observed battle of the sexes, demonstrating that the 'customs of the country' must eventually prevail. Rich in vernacular wit and portraying a romanticized escape from the decorum of the patrician East, The Virginian exudes a sense of redemptive possibility, drawing on Wister's experience of a summer spent on a Wyoming ranch in 1895. This edition includes Wister's neglected essay, `The Evolution of the Cow-Puncher' (1895), a revealing companion to a novel that has disturbing undercurrents. Readership: Students of American Studies courses, cultural studies courses and courses on the Western at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; the general reader.

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  • ISBN: 0199554102
  • EAN: 9780199554102

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