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True grit / Charles Portis; introduction by Roy Blount Jr.; afterword by Donna Tartt; Essays by Jacquelyn Mitchard and Jay Jennings.

Portis, Charles (Author). Mitchard,Jacquelyn. (Added Author). Blount, Roy, Jr. (Added Author). Jennings, Jay. (Added Author). Tartt, Donna (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781468316407
  • Physical Description: 264 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2018

Content descriptions

General Note:
"50th anniversary edition" -- Front cover
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction by Roy Blount Jr. -- True Grit -- "An American Girl" by Jacquelyn Mitchard -- "Still, You Like to Get Things Right" by Jay Jennings -- Afterword by Donna Tartt -- Publisher's Note
Summary, etc.:
On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is shot dead by Tom Chaney, one of his own workers, for a horse, 150 dollars cash, and two California gold pieces. When Ross's unusually single-minded fourteen -year-old daughter, Mattie, arrives to claim his body, she discovers that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster Cogburn--an ornery U.S. Marshall who, she's told, has grit and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian Territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.
Subject: Coming of age.
Cowboys > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction
Fathers > Death > Fiction
United States marshals > Fiction
Outlaws > Fiction
Revenge > Fiction
Genre: Western fiction
Western stories.
Humorous fiction.

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