“A joyous epic”—Larry McMurtry’s bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about the Old West, now with a new preface by the author.
• An enduring American classic: Already a beloved American novel and award-winning miniseries, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove is widely considered to be Larry McMurtry’s greatest work.
• Repackaged and updated: This new paperback edition will feature a contemporary look with new material, guaranteeing its place in history.
• A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier: Set in the late nineteenth century, Lonesome Dove is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call are former Texas rangers—partners and friends—who have shared hardship and danger without ever quite understanding each other. Gus is the romantic, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women. Call is driven and demanding, a natural authority figure with no patience for weakness. The two could hardly be more different, but both are tough, redoubtable fighters who have learned to count on each other, if nothing else.
“If you read only one western novel in your life, read Lonesome Dove.”—USA Today