True Grit: A Novel

November 5, 2010|
True Grit: A Novel by Charles Portis
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The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films?

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s most enduring and incomparable literary voices, and his novels have left an indelible mark on the American canon. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience.
Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker. True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the 2010 version starring Academy Award&#...
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Title:True Grit: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.95 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.38 X 0.95 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:The Overlook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159020459X

ISBN - 13:9781590204597

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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