Arguably "the most potent myth in American culture,"
the Western and its themes of wild frontiers, loner heroes, and outlaw justice continue to permeate modern media and influence our sense of national identity. This lovely gift edition collects six seminal novels foundational to the genre, published between 1902 and 1919: The Virginian
by Owen Wister, O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather, The Lone Star Ranger
and The Mysterious Rider
by Zane Grey, and Gunman's Reckoning
and The Untamed
by Max Brand. All packaged in a lovely leather-bound volume with illustrated endpapers, gilded pages, and a ribbon bookmark, these works will inspire, entertain, and educate modern cowpokes and city dwellers alike. (AG)