All of those streets were named by Wister himself. Many movie industry historians will agree that most, if not all, westerns can be claimed to contain influences from The Virginian. It is nearly universally accepted that the "Hollywood cowboy" was, and still is, based on this book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Apr 21, Heather Blanton rated it really liked it. A bit archaic, of course, and Wister goes off on a few tangents about the right and wrong of capital punishment, but the book is a diamond. What a fabulous peek into the mind of a cowboy--the cowboy we all know and love.
Honest, trustworthy, respectful of women, hard-working, and, best of all, a romantic. His lady is hard-headed and a bit spoiled by her New England culture, but the Virginian wins her with his wit, intelligence, and perseverance. Loved it! Luis marked it as to-read May 01, Steve Read added it Apr 10, Jeremy Johnston is currently reading it Jan 02, Dalton added it May 23, Kris marked it as to-read Jul 04, Patbinor is currently reading it Sep 13, Jamil Leblanc added it Oct 03, Adrian marked it as to-read Jun 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Owen Wister.
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Owen Wister. His father, Owen Jones Wister, was a wealthy physician, one of a long line of Wisters raised at the storied Belfield estate in Germantown. Education He briefly attended schools in Switzerland and Britain, and la Owen Wister was born on July 14, , in Germantown, a neighborhood within the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Education He briefly attended schools in Switzerland and Britain, and later studied at St. Wister graduated from Harvard in At first he aspired to a career in music, and spent two years studying at a Paris conservatory. Thereafter, he worked briefly in a bank in New York before studying law, having graduated from the Harvard Law School in Following this, he practiced with a Philadelphia firm, but was never truly interested in that career.
He was interested in politics, however, and was a staunch Theodore Roosevelt backer. In the s, he opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Writing career Wister had spent several summers out in the American West, making his first trip to Wyoming in Like his friend Teddy Roosevelt, Wister was fascinated with the culture, lore and terrain of the region.
On an visit to Yellowstone, Wister met the western artist Frederic Remington; who remained a lifelong friend. When he started writing, he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier. Wister's most famous work remains the novel The Virginian, the loosely constructed story of a cowboy who is a natural aristocrat, set against a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War and taking the side of the large land owners. This is widely regarded as being the first cowboy novel and was reprinted fourteen times in eight months.
Personal life In , Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin.
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