Rivers West

By: L'Amour, Louis

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


SIGNED By Dust Jacket Artist. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine - dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has one nick to the top spine end. The book has been signed on the title page by the dust jacket artist William George. George has also signed the rear flap of the dust jacket. "In this new novel, Louis L'Amour, America's most popular writer of Western fiction, unfolds an exciting tale of the wilderness frontier. The year is 1821. The westward expansion of the United States boundaries brings into the barely settled, rich river valleys and forests thousands of adventuring people - true pioneers and patriots as well as scoundrels, fortune-seekers, and thieves." "In the 1950s, L'Amour began to sell novels. L'Amour's first novel, published under his own name, was Westward The Tide, published by World's Work in 1951. The short story, The Gift of Cochise was printed in Colliers (5 July 1952) and seen by John Wayne and Robert Fellows, who purchased the screen rights from L'Amour for $4,000. James Edward Grant was hired to write a screenplay based on this story changing the main character's name from Ches Lane to Hondo Lane. L'Amour retained the right to novelize the screenplay and did so, even though the screenplay differed substantially from the original story. This was published as Hondo in 1953 and released on the same day the film opened with a blurb from John Wayne stating that "Hondo was the finest Western Wayne had ever read". During the remainder of the decade L'Amour produced a great number of novels, both under his own name as well as others (e. G. Jim Mayo). Also during this time he rewrote and expanded many of his earlier short story and pulp fiction stories to book length for various publishers." ; Signed by Illustrator

Title: Rivers West

Author Name: L'Amour, Louis

Categories: Western Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

signed / inscribed: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: A34434

Keywords: Western Fiction Louis L'Amour Western Expansion The Old West American History Americana General Fiction Western fiction,