The Ox-bow Incident

The Ox-bow Incident

Large Print - 2005
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Set in Nevada in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing portrayal of frontier life in the American West. First published in 1940, it's the story of the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful and unforgettable story of the West that tells the universal story of good and evil, individual and community, and justice and human nature.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2005.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781585477012
158547701X
Characteristics: 303 p. ;,22 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 23, 2018

Even though there are few, if any, genres as distinctly American, as the western, the shelf of classic western literature is very small. "The Virginian" maybe (Even if it's pretty bad.), some Elmore Leonard, "Lonesome Dove," Cormac McCarthy, "Little Big Man," and, well,I'm out of titles. "The Ox-Bow Incident" is on that shelf, and this edition even has an introduction by Wallace Stegner. Clark brings a psychological depth to the genre that is usually lacking. He was from Maine, but settled in Nevada. Made into a film with Henry Fonda.

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