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50 WESTERNS (Vol 2) - Ride Proud Rebel Winnetou The Two-Gun Man The Last of the Mohicans The Outcasts of Poker Flat Heart of the West - cover

50 WESTERNS (Vol 2) - Ride Proud Rebel Winnetou The Two-Gun Man The Last of the Mohicans The Outcasts of Poker Flat Heart of the West

James Fenimore Cooper, O. Henry, Bret Harte, Frederic Remington, Emerson Hough, Willa Cather, Zane Grey, Owen Wister, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Andy Adams, Karl May, Robert W. Chambers, Robert E. Howard, Max Brand, Andre Norton, Charles Alden Seltzer, Frank H. Spearman, J. Allan Dunn, B.M. Bower, Grace Livingston Hill, Jackson Gregory, Dane Coolidge, Frederic Homer Balch, Charles Siringo

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

50 WESTERNS (Vol. 2) stands as a monumental collection that unveils the rugged beauty, daunting challenges, and audacious spirits that have come to define the American West through the eyes of its most illustrious storytellers. This anthology seamlessly weaves together an extraordinary tapestry of themes ranging from the tumultuous relationships between settlers and Native Americans to the relentless pursuit of freedom and prosperity on the frontier. The literary styles vary greatly, from the cerebral introspections of Willa Cather to the rip-roaring adventures of Zane Grey, creating a rich mosaic that reflects the multifaceted essence of the Western genre. The significance of these works transcends mere entertainment, offering profound insights into the human condition amidst the vast landscapes of the American wilderness. The contributors to this anthology are a veritable who's who of Western literature, with backgrounds as diverse as the characters they created. Authors such as Karl May and Edgar Rice Burroughs, despite their European origins or fantastical inclinations, captured the imagination of readers worldwide with their vivid portrayals of the American West. This collection aligns with various historical and cultural movements, from the rugged individualism emblematic of the frontier spirit to the complex socio-political dynamics of expansionism. Together, their narratives forge a comprehensive understanding of the era, underpinned by a shared reverence for the untamed beauty and inherent risks of frontier life. For enthusiasts and newcomers to Western literature alike, 50 WESTERNS (Vol. 2) offers an unparalleled journey across the dusty trails and sweeping plains of America's past. Readers are invited to delve into the complexities and contradictions of the West through stories that resonate with bravery, tragedy, and hope. This anthology not only serves as a testament to the enduring allure of the Western genre but also provides a unique educational opportunity to explore the evolution of American cultural and literary landscapes. Embarking on this literary journey promises not only a deeper appreciation for the genre but also a rewarding exploration of the diverse voices and visions that have shaped our understanding of the American West.
Available since: 12/22/2023.
Print length: 11144 pages.

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