Hombre

ISBN-10: 0062206117
ISBN-13: 9780062206114
Edition: N/A
Authors: Elmore Leonard
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Description: “Although known for his mysteries, Elmore Leonard has penned some of the best western fiction ever.”—USA Today “A classic….Leonard’s writing style is as effortless and enjoyable as watching a good movie.” —Portland Oregonian Grand Master Elmore  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

“Although known for his mysteries, Elmore Leonard has penned some of the best western fiction ever.”—USA Today “A classic….Leonard’s writing style is as effortless and enjoyable as watching a good movie.” —Portland Oregonian Grand Master Elmore Leonard is justifiably acknowledged as “the best writer of crime fiction alive” (Newsweek)—and, in fact, one of the very best ever, alongside other all-time greats like John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker. But he has also many acclaimed masterworks of American western fiction to his credit—including Hombre, the basis for the classic Hollywood motion picture starring Paul Newman. Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best—no less than one would expect from the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old.

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