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True Grit

True Grit 1

by Charles Portis

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/11/2010

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True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience.
ISBN:
9781590204597
9781590204597
Category:
Westerns
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-11-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
235
Dimensions (mm):
203x140x19mm
Weight:
0.2kg

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  • A great novel

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    One of the most fun books I have read. Very entertaining and humorous, largely due to the memorable characters and dialogue.