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Elmore Leonard: Westerns by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard: Westerns (edition 2018)

by Elmore Leonard (Author), Terrence Rafferty (Editor)

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Title:Elmore Leonard: Westerns
Authors:Elmore Leonard (Author)
Other authors:Terrence Rafferty (Editor)
Info:Library of America (2018), Edition: Combined, 790 pages
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Elmore Leonard: Westerns: Last Stand at Saber River / Hombre / Valdez is Coming / Forty Lashes Less One / Stories (The Library of America) by Elmore Leonard



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This is collection of novels and short stories with a Western theme. They range from classic Westerns such as Hombre, the story of the stoic Indian who sacrifices his life at the end, to the less ones such as Forty Lashes and less, that takes place in a prison in the West but appears more like novel bordering Western and non-Western theme,
As in his other novels, he is good at depicting clearly his characters. ( )
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"One of the great storytellers of our time, Elmore Leonard perfected his craft writing Westerns, a genre he loved. These tales--some adapted into such outstanding films as Hombre, Valdez Is Coming, and 3:10 to Yuma--are unexcelled for their wiry tautness, sharp characterizations, and jolts of unexpected humor. For sheer stripped-down narrative tension Leonard never did anything better, and the fresh twists he finds in resolving the genre's classic confrontations reveal a master at work. Whether describing a Civil War veteran coming back to find his homestead stolen (Last Stand at Saber River), a man raised by Apaches treated with contempt by the white settlers who will ultimately depend on him for their survival (Hombre), a local constable, tricked into killing an innocent man, fighting back against the powerful man who duped him (Valdez Is Coming), or two convicts in a desert prison--one African American and the other half-Apache--plotting a near-impossible escape (Forty Lashes Less One), Leonard's westerns are tough, suspenseful, convincing, and beautifully spare in style."--… (more)

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