Lonesome Dove

Larry McMurtry

05 August 2011
848 pages


Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty is a powerful, triumphant, Pulitzer-Winning tribute to the American West

Immerse yourself in the gritty realism of the American Frontier in this masterful epic from the screenwriter of Brokeback Mountain. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of a group of audacious cowboys on a perilous cattle drive across the sprawling wilderness, from Texas to Montana. Bound by duty and hardened by the relentless frontier, their shared journey embodies the enduring spirit of the West.

An iconic creation by the accomplished author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville, Lonesome Dove transcends boundaries – more than an adventure, beyond any love story. The saga paints the American West with a palette of nuanced characters, from heroes to outlaws, in a narrative that is as unflinching as it is captivating.

This novel, the third in McMurtry’s esteemed Lonesome Dove quartet, depicts an enduring American experience. A must-read for fans of evocative Western Americana, Lonesome Dove propels you into the heart of 19th-century America, its triumphs and betrayals bound together in a dance of heightened drama and human spirit.

If you read only one Western novel in your life, read this one . . . no other has ever approached the accomplishment of Lonesome Dove
Moving . . . thrilling . . . perfectly realized . . . unforgettable
A triumph . . . McMurtry is superb