The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: Unabridged Selections from the Frontier Stories, Volume 5

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: Unabridged Selections from the Frontier Stories, Volume 5

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Louis L'Amour's world is built on those dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknown-into split-second decisions with life-and-death consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than in this latest collection of stories set on the American frontier. Here L'Amour takes us across a bold, beautifully rendered landscape where strangers may come to trust-or kill-one another; where old scores haunt new lives and the wrong choice leaves unwitting victims. Even at the best of times, this is a world in which every man and woman must be responsible for their own survival. This keepsake volume features unforgettable moments and timeless characters. From fugitives to visionaries, from fortune seekers and drifters seeking a new life to young women trying to build homes in an all too often lawless world, the characters in these pulse-pounding stories are vintage L'Amour. Together in this vivid, rollicking collection of stories, they bring to life the American spirit and confirm Louis L'Amour's place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 1,111.3g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Listening Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0739327348
  • 9780739327340
  • 1,031,032

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With more than 120 titles still in print, Louis L'Amour is recognized the world over as one of the most prolific and popular American authors in history. Though he met with phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. Now this great writer - who "The Wall Street Journal recently compared with Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson - will receive his due as a great storyteller. This volume kicks off a series that will, when complete, anthologize all of L'Amour's short fiction, volume by handsome volume. Here, in Volume Two, is a treasure-trove of 35 frontier tales for his millions of fans and for those who have yet to discover L'Amour's thrilling prose - and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West for generations to come.show more

About Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only American-born author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide.show more

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" The stories reflect the author's own youthful wanderings.... No L'Amour fan will want to miss this collection." -- "Publishers Weekly"show more

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