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McMurtry, Larry -- Horseman Pass By [Book]
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. First Edition. 179pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. A wonderful copy, gently read, pages crisp. Book has some softness to the bottom of the spine and a couple of modest bumps to boards; original owner’s name in pen on front pastedown; pencil mark on half title. Dust Wrapper is bright with very little chipping. SIGNED by the author.
Author's first book and basis for the acclaimed movie, Hud, starring Paul Newman. Larry Jeff McMurtry is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning a total of 26 Oscar nominations (10 wins). His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove, was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations. The subsequent three novels in his Lonesome Dove series were adapted as three more miniseries, earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and cowriter Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurtry and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay.