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The life and adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the celebrated… (original 1854; edition 1955)

by John Rollin Ridge

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Title:The life and adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the celebrated California bandit
Authors:John Rollin Ridge
Info:Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1955]
Collections:FIC, Finished
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Tags:Historical Fiction, 2013 Reading, Western, Biographical

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The life and adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the celebrated California bandit by John Rollin Ridge (1854)

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Violent, sensationalistic, and with a fascinating afterlife in popular fiction and film, Ridge's little novel about the "Robin Hood of El Dorado" packs a punch. This University of Oklahoma Press edition continues to be the gold standard, too, with its wonderful introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. Highly recommended to anyone who likes a good dime novel or adventure story. ( )
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I sit down to write somewhat concerning the life and character of Joaquin Murieta, a man as remarkable in the annals of crime as any of the renowned robbers of the Old World or New World, who have preceded him; and I do this, not for the purpose of ministering to any depraved taste for the dark and horrible in human action, but rather to contribute my mite to those materials out of which the early history of California shall one day be composed.
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