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True Grit: Movie Tie-In Edition, Charles Portis

Author:    Charles Portis

Title:   True Grit: Movie Tie-In Edition

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Overlook TP November 2010

ISBN Number:    159020459X / 9781590204597

Seller ID:   105566

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. "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.

Price = 14.95 USD



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