The Resource The Virginian, Owen Wister ; with an introduction by John G. Cawelti ; notes by Stefanie Sobelle ; George Stade, consulting editorial director, (electronic resource)

The Virginian, Owen Wister ; with an introduction by John G. Cawelti ; notes by Stefanie Sobelle ; George Stade, consulting editorial director, (electronic resource)

Label
The Virginian
Title
The Virginian
Statement of responsibility
Owen Wister ; with an introduction by John G. Cawelti ; notes by Stefanie Sobelle ; George Stade, consulting editorial director
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Language
eng
Summary
The Virginian, by Owen Wister, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences<U+0151>biographical, historical, and literary<U+0151>to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The western is one of America's most important and influential contributions to world culture. And it was Owen Wister's The Virginian, first published in 1902, that created the familiar archetypes of character, setting, and action that still dominate western fiction and film. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The Virginian's characters include: The hero, tall, taciturn, and unflappable, confident in his skills, careful of his honor, mysterious in his background; the heroine, the <U+0147>schoolmarm from the East, dedicated to civilizing the untamed town, but willing to adapt to its ways<U+0151>up to a point; and the villain, who is a liar, a thief, a killer, and worst of all, a coward beneath his bluster. Its setting<U+0151>the lonely small town in the midst of the vast, empty, dangerous but overwhelmingly beautiful landscape<U+0151>plays so crucial a role that it may be regarded as one of the primary characters. And its action<U+0151>the cattle roundup, the capture of the rustlers, the agonizing moral choices demanded by <U+0147>western justice, and the climactic shoot-out between hero and villain<U+0151>shaped the plots of the thousands of books and movies that followed.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> John G. Cawelti has published ten books, including Apostles of the Self-Made Man, Adventure, Mystery and Romance, The Spy Story, Leon Forrest: Introductions and Interpretations, and The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel. He has also published about seventy essays in the fields of American literature, cultural history, and popular culture, and has made oral presentations at more than one hundred universities and scholarly conferences
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TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.W7804
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
The Virginian, Owen Wister ; with an introduction by John G. Cawelti ; notes by Stefanie Sobelle ; George Stade, consulting editorial director, (electronic resource)
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The Virginian, Owen Wister ; with an introduction by John G. Cawelti ; notes by Stefanie Sobelle ; George Stade, consulting editorial director, (electronic resource)
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Note
The Virginian: a horseman of the Plains first published in 1902. The current text is taken from Wister's revised edition of 1911
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-389)
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multicolored
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1 online resource (389 pages).
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Isbn
9781411433434
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