Lonesome Dove (Hardcover)

By Larry McMurtry, Larry McMurtry

Simon & Schuster, 9780671504205, 843pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1985



Set in the late 19th century, Lonesome Dove is an adventurous story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. The narrative centers around two friends: Augustus McCrae, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women, and W. F. Call, whose talent for leadership conceals a secret sorrow. For Gus, Call, and the others who join the journey, the cattle drive is not only a daring and, perhaps, foolhardy endeavor, it comes to represent American dreams of the West.