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A Century of Great Western Stories-An…

A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction

by John Jakes (Editor)

Other authors: Rex Beach (Contributor), Frank Bonham (Contributor), BM Bower (Contributor), Max Brand (Contributor), John M. Cunningham (Contributor)25 more, Peggy Simson Curry (Contributor), Dan Cushman (Contributor), Loren D. Estleman (Contributor), Max Evans (Contributor), Brian Garfield (Contributor), Ed Gorman (Contributor), Zane Grey (Contributor), Bill Gulick (Contributor), Donald Hamilton (Contributor), Ernest Haycox (Contributor), Evan Hunter (Contributor), John Jakes (Contributor), Elmer Kelton (Contributor), Louis L'Amour (Contributor), Jack London (Contributor), Marcia Muller (Contributor), Bill Pronzini (Contributor), Eugene Manlove Rhodes (Contributor), Les Savage (Contributor), Jack Schaefer (Contributor), Luke Short (Contributor), Dwight V. Swain (Contributor), Glendon Swarthout (Contributor), Thomas Thompson (Contributor), Owen Wister (Contributor)

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Jakes, JohnEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beach, RexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bonham, FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bower, BMContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brand, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunningham, John M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curry, Peggy SimsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cushman, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Estleman, Loren D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Evans, MaxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garfield, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gorman, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grey, ZaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gulick, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamilton, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haycox, ErnestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunter, EvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jakes, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelton, ElmerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
L'Amour, LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
London, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Muller, MarciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pronzini, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rhodes, Eugene ManloveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Savage, LesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schaefer, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Short, LukeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swain, Dwight V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swarthout, GlendonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wister, OwenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312869851, Paperback)

John Jakes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical novels as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles has long been both a fan and a distinguished author of novels and stories of the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century's worth of his favorite Western fiction.

To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Louis L'Amour, and Zane Grey along side their more contemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream---the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man's relationship with the land.

A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of western writing over the past century, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for western fiction. While trends in publishing might not always be promising, the current crop of contemporary Western authors show that the old west will always have a place in the world of fiction. Like the American dream which it celebrates, Western fiction will perservere.

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Presents western stories by both legendary and contemporary authors of the genre, such as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, Loren Estleman, Marcia Muller, and Bill Pronzini.

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