America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 39-40.

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McMurtry, Larry.  Lonesome Dove.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.

One of the most prolific American novelists of the postwar period, Larry McMurtry has explored the history and culture of the West from the frontier era to the current period.  He has skillfully spun sequels and prequels from his many of his novels.  Thus, his body of work contains a number of cycles, some seemingly preconceived and some improvised after the publication of the focal work.

One of McMurtry’s most honored and popular works has been Lonesome Dove, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, the Spur Award from Western Writers of America, and the Texas Literary Award from Southwestern Booksellers Association.  A bulky novel of broad scope, Lonesome Dove is over 800 pages long.  Because it could not be adapted meaningfully to a feature film, it instead became the basis for an acclaimed television miniseries with a…

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