Wister, Owen , Scharnhorst, Gary
Still as exciting and meaningful as when it was written in 1902, Owen Wister's epic tale of one man's journey into the untamed territory of Wyoming, where he is caught between his love for a woman and his quest for justice, has exemplified one of the most significant and enduring themes in all of American culture. With remarkable character depth and vivid descriptive passages, The Virginian stands not only as the first great novel of American Western literature, but as a testament to the eternal struggle between good and evil in humanity, and a revealing study of the forces that guide the combatants on both sides.Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the world's greatest literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of "The Virginian" has been prepared by Gary Scharnhorst, professor of English at the University of New Mexico. It includes his introduction, notes, a selection of critical excerpt s, and suggestions for further reading, as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.
II."When You Call Me That, Smile!"
IV.Deep into Cattle Land
V.Enter the Woman
VII.Through Two Snows
VIII.The Sincere Spinster
IX.The Spinster Meets the Unknown
X.Where Fancy Was Bred
XI."You`re Going to Love Me Before We Get Through"
XII.Quality and Equality
XIII.The Game and the Nation -- Act First
XIV.Between the Acts
XV.The Game and the Nation -- Act Second
XVI.The Game and the Nation -- Last Act
XVIII."Would You Be a Parson?"
XIX.Dr. MacBride Begs Pardon
XX.The Judge Ignores Particulars
XXI.In a State of Sin
XXII."What Is a Rustler?"
XXIV.A Letter with a Moral
XXV.Progress of the Lost Dog
XXVI.Balaam and Pedro
XXVIII.No Dream to Wake From
XXIX.Word to Bennington
XXX.A Stable on the Flat
XXXIII.The Spinster Loses Some Sleep
XXXIV."To Fit Her Finger"
XXXV.With Malice Aforethought
Literary Allusions and Notes