The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

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Macmillan, 1919 - 423 páginas
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Crítica de los usuarios  - JVioland - LibraryThing

A wonderful book that recreates the Wild West as we've come to know it, (which probably means not too realistic). But I enjoyed it immensely. Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - emmytuck - LibraryThing

I think I have to put this down for a while. I'm not able to concentrate right now and although there are some beautifully written parts, I'm having trouble getting into the story. Leer comentario completo

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