Authors > Owen Wister

Owen Wister (1860-1938) is the author of The Virginian, the most popular Western ever, as well as numerous short stories, operas, plays, poetry, and nonfiction, including biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington.

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The Virginian

Still as exciting and meaningful as when it was written in 1902, Owen Wister's epic tale of one man's journey into the untamed territory of Wyoming, where he is caught between his love for a woman and his quest for justice, has exemplified one of the most significant and enduring themes in all of American culture.

Year: 1902     Genre: Westerns

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1902The Virginian Westerns




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