Lonesome Dove

4.47 based on 111587 ratings & 4689 reviews on Goodreads.com

Publication date: 05.08.2011
ISBN: 9781447203056
Number of pages: 848


It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande.

It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . .

From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville - here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was.

More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America.

Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers - Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.

In the media

Lonesome Dove is Larry McMurtry's loftiest novel, a wondrous work, drowned in love, melancholy, and yet, ultimately, exultant. In Lonesome Dove . . . McMurtry celebrates a world abundant with calamity and a human spirit wistful but prevailing . . . A compelling and memorable epic . . . Masterful
Los Angeles Times Books Review
Moving . . . thrilling . . . perfectly realized . . . unforgettable
New York Times
Amply imagined and crisply, lovingly written. I haven't enjoyed a book more this year . . . a marvellous novel