Horseman, Pass By
By Larry McMurtry
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780684853857, 192pp.)
Publication Date: June 25, 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways.
Horseman, Pass By, on which the film Hud is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
The New York Times Excellent...a tough, nostalgic narrative of a young man growing up in Texas.
Best Sellers Echoes of James Jones and Thomas Wolfe...notable and unique.
The New York Times Book Review Larry McMurtry is "a poet, a resonant scene-setter, and a master of voice."
The Houston Post What an imagination he has! When it comes to spinning a good yarn, few writers do it better than McMurtry.