The Lonesome Dove Series

The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West.

The Lonesome Dove Series

The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West. Dead Man’s Walk As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for short--have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life. Comanche Moon Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, are still figuring out how to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him--when they sign up to pursue the Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf into Mexico. On this mission their captain, Inish Scull, is captured by the brutally cruel Mexican bandit Ahumado, and Gus and Call must come to the rescue, with the aid of new friends including Joshua Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker, as well as the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Lonesome Dove Gus and Call, now retired from the Texas Rangers and settled in the border town of Lonesome Dove running the Hat Creek Cattle Company, are visited by their old friend Jake Spoon, who convinces Gus and Call to gather a herd of cattle and drive them north to Montana in order to start a cattle ranch in untouched territory. Gus is further motivated by a desire to see the love of his life, Clara Allen (nee Forsythe), who now lives with her children and comatose horse-trader husband in Ogallala, Nebraska. On the way to Montana they travel through wild country full of thieves, murderers, and a lifetime's worth of unforgettable adventure. Streets of Laredo Woodrow Call is back in Texas, a Ranger once again and a general gun-for-hire, but increasingly a relic as the westward sprawl of the railroads rapidly settles the once lawless frontier. Hired by a railroad tycoon to hunt down a dangerous bandit named Joey Garza, Call sets out once again with a hapless Yankee named Ned Brookshire who works for the railroad company that hired Call. Call's old friend Pea Eye Parker--who initially refused to join the expedition because of his family--sets off with the Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes to try to catch up with Call, until he runs into troubles of his own. The long pursuit of Garza leads them all across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Lonesome Dove

On the nights when it rose full and yellow over the plains around Lone- some Dove, it seemed so close that a man could almost ride over with a ladder and step right onto it. Deets had even imagined doing it, a few times—propping a ...

Lonesome Dove

Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove s Lonesome Dove

Balliett, Whitney, Review of Lonesome Dove, in the New Yorker, Vol. 61, November 11, 1985, p. 153; reprinted in The Book Review Digest (EightyFirst Annual Cumulation), edited by Martha T. Mooney, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1986, p. 1064.

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove s Lonesome Dove

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove's "Lonesome Dove," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.

A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove

MARY SLACK WEBB is the owner of the Lonesome Dove Inn, in Archer City, and a childhood friend of McMurtry's. Larry would send copies of his new books to my mom, and I remember when we got Lonesome Dove. It was summertime.

A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove

Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys. A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Writer John Spong talks to forty of the key people involved, including author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D. B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry's writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Accompanying their recollections are photographs of iconic props, costumes, set designs, and shooting scripts. Rounding out the book are continuity Polaroids used during filming and photographs taken on the set by Bill Wittliff, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action. Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff's magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove is a must-have for every fan of this American epic.

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s Lonesome Dove

Balliett, Whitney, Review of Lonesome Dove, in the New Yorker, Vol. 61, November 11, 1985, p. 153; reprinted in The Book Review Digest (EightyFirst Annual Cumulation), edited by Martha T. Mooney, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1986, p. 1064.

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s  Lonesome Dove

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: American Dream for all of your research needs.

Lonesome Dove

From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville, and screenplay writer of Brokeback Mountain, this is the third novel in the McMurtry's Lonesome Dove quartet, following on from Comanche Moon and prequels Streets of Laredo.

Lonesome Dove

From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville – here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was. It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande. It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . . More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers – Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal. This is the third novel in the Lonesome Dove quartet, following on from Comanche Moon and prequels Streets of Laredo.

Lonesome Dove

An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.

Lonesome Dove

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

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À Lonesome Dove, Texas, les héros sont fatigués.

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À Lonesome Dove, Texas, les héros sont fatigués. Augustus McCrae et Woodrow Call ont remisé leurs armes après de longues années passées à combattre les Comanches. En cette année 1880, pourtant, l’aventure va les rattraper lorsqu’ils décident de voler du bétail au Mexique et de le convoyer jusque dans le Montana pour y établir un ranch. Commence alors un immense périple à travers l’Ouest, au cours duquel le convoi affrontera de violentes tempêtes, des bandes de tueurs et d’Indiens rebelles... et laissera de nombreux hommes derrière lui.

Texas Monthly

lonesome. dove. [ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 86 ] and fifties, when it was still possible to witness firsthand the fading ... That's one of the things that Lonesome Dove is about: the fact that we all somehow believe that those are the guys we ...

Texas Monthly

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Au crépuscule d’un monde mythique, Larry McMurtry nous fait vivre l’ultime aventure de deux sruvivants qui tentent de prolonger la légende.

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La première partie de Lonesome Dove nous a entraînés à la suite d’Augustus McCrae et Woodrox Call, illustres ex-Texas Rangers, sur la route dangereuse du Montana, là où, dit-on, les terres sont encore à qui les prend. De nombreuses épreuves attendent le convoi lors de cet extraordinaire périple à travers l’Ouest. Les hommes devront tour à tour affronter des éléments déchaînés, des pillards et leurs propres démons. Au bout de cette piste longue et périlleuse, beaucoup manqueront à l’appel.

Comanche Moon

Praise for Lonesome Dove 'With proseas smooth as worn saddle leather ... McMurtry gives the reader the cattle drive and the Old West in a way it has never been done before' USA Today 'Highly visual,almost cinematic .. . original ...

Comanche Moon

On the wild Texas frontier where barbarism and civilization come in many forms, Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are pitched into the long, bitter, bloody fighting under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Scull's favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. However, on their return to Austin, Gus is greeted by the news that his sweetheart is to marry another man and Call finds that the town's most notorious woman is desperate to settle down with him and become respectable. When Scull's wealthy wife demands that her errant husband be brought home, with feelings akin to relief the two men set off once more into the vast, untamed plains . . . Comanche Moon, which follows on from Dead Man's Walk and prequels Lonesome Dove, follows Gus and Call in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life, and showcases McMurtry's strong affinity for the landscape and its inhabitants with a deeply felt lyrical intensity.

Marine Corps Aviation Chronolog

Attached lo HMM-261, this Harrier II recovers on board USS Saipan during a rehearsal for Operation Sharp Edge. (JOI Kip Burke. USN) CHSiEs and Ds ofHMH-464 lift off from LZ Lonesome Dove. POWs stretched the limited of the coalition's ...

Marine Corps Aviation Chronolog


New York Magazine

HOME ON THE RANGE: Robert Duvall as a lone Ranger in McMurtry's Western. ... AS WESTERNS GO, Lonesome Dove (FEB- ruary 5, 6, 7, and 8; 9 to 1 1 P.M.; CBS) is almost as long and at least as lugubrious as Spengler's Decline of.

New York Magazine

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Chasing the Sun

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Simon and Schuster, 1985 Larry McMurtry is an enormously popular author who 's also considered a great writer by many critics. Some consider him the single finest writer who's ever written about the Old ...

Chasing the Sun

"Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

Black Enterprise

Motown's first major movie project, the eight-hour miniser- ies "Lonesome Dove," broadcast on CBS, is the network's third highest-rated miniseries ever and potentially television's highest grossing miniseries.

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Below the Line

He ' d been a major prick on Lonesome Dove , alienating everyone in the art department . He and Sully , the set decorator on Lonesome Dove , had had screaming fights every day to the point that Pat took to bringing out his gun and ...

Below the Line

Movies have replaced the circus and the carnival as the traveling sideshow for the masses of America today, providing longed for escape from day-to-day reality. In the actual movie business, one is either above the line or below the line, the demarcation where the real money and power starts and stops. In a personal attempt to separate fact from fiction, the author takes a look at the beautiful, and the not-so-beautiful, people who work in films, in a behind the scenes account of "movie magic" from the thoroughly kissed bottom.

British ballads and songs

607 THE LONESOME DOVE Barry ( JAFL 25 , p . 276 ) prints a slightly different version of this song under the title " The Minister's Lamentation , " and Thomas ( Devil's Ditties , 1931 , p . 162 ) found an interesting variant in the ...

British ballads and songs


Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries 1936 2020

121 475. The Lost Room Lonesome Dove Hotel; Mattie, the. 471. Lone Star ... Return to Lonesome Dove (CBS, 1993, 4 episodes). Following the death of his friend, Gus McCrae, Woodrow F. Call, now the owner of the Hat Creek Cattle Company ...

Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries  1936 2020

In 1936, as television networks CBS, DuMont, and NBC experimented with new ways to provide entertainment, NBC deviated from the traditional method of single experimental programs to broadcast the first multi-part program, Love Nest, over a three-episode arc. This would come to be known as a miniseries. Although the term was not coined until 1954, several other such miniseries were broadcast, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Women in Wartime. In the mid-1960s the concept was developed into a genre that still exists. While the major broadcast networks pioneered the idea, it quickly became popular with cable and streaming services. This encyclopedic source contains a detailed history of 878 TV miniseries broadcast from 1936 to 2020, complete with casts, networks, credits, episode count and detailed plot information.

Larry McMurtry

With Comanche Moon and Lonesome Dove , the second and third novels in chronology , Gus and Call are shown developing their individual ways of handling personal feelings . Both men seem to take sex when and where they can find it ...

Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry's award winning novels have redefined not only the literature of the west, but also the essential myths with which the west is associated. Readers were initiated into the world of the modern cowboy with McMurtry's first novel Horseman Pass By. Nearly 35 years later McMurtry revisits his hometown project with his latest update on the characters who populated The Last Picture Show and Texasville in his most recent novel Duane's Depressed. This Critical Companion examines all 22 of McMurtry's works. By considering individual literary elements and overall construction of the novels, this analysis probes how McMurtry has given contemporary relevance to traditional elements of the Western story.