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    DescriptionCharles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. "True Grit" is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. "True Grit" is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience.

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    True Grit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Portis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781590204597
    ISBN 10: 159020459X

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.8
    Libri: AMER3710
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    Libri: WEST3600
    B&T Approval Code: P26106370
    LC classification: PS3566.O663 T78 2010
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FJW
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    Edition statement
    Media Tie In, Reprint
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    05 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Tom Wolfe, who worked with Portis as a reporter at the "New York Herald-Tribune" in the early 1960s called him the original laconic cutup. A generation of novelists since then have simply regarded him as a writers] writer and have made his name a sort of secret password. Soon, they'll no longer have him to themselves." --"Rolling Stone" "An epic and a legend." --"The Washington Post" "Like Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" and Thomas Berger's "Little Big Man", Charles Portis's "True Grit" captures the naive elegance of the American voice." -- Jonathan Lethem "An instant classic. Read it and have the most fun you've had reading a novel in years, maybe decades." --"Newsday" "Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Charles Portis details the savagery of the 1870s frontier through an astonishing narrative voice: that of the 14-year-old Mattie Ross, a flinty, skeptical, Bible-thumping scourge." --"Wall Street Journal" "I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself." --John Wayne