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The Virginian

A Horseman of the Plains

by Owen Wister

Paperback, 384 pages, New Amer Library Classics, List Price: $6.95 |


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In the rugged land of Medicine Bow, Wyoming, a man must have an iron jaw and a fast trigger to stay alive, and the Virginian is the perfect example of this type of survivor—until he meets a woman who thinks she can tame his heart and teach him ways of peace. Reissue.


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