True Grit

True Grit Cover

True Grit

By Charles Portis; Donna Tartt (Afterword by)

Amereon Limited, Hardcover, 9780848833107, 235pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 1952

Description
"True Grit" tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. "True Grit" is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

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