The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

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Macmillan, 1919 - 423 páginas
 

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This one really surprised me and in the best kind of way. I sheepishly admit that going into this one I assumed I wouldn't like it one bit (I generally don't cotton to westerns), but despite its ... Leer comentario completo

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Originally published in 1902, The Virginian by Own Wister depicts life on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, a classic American novel and considered the first true western ever written. A number of events in ... Leer comentario completo

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