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The Virginian

Owen Wister

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Description:

A strong, silent stranger rides into the lawless lands of the western frontier, battles horse thieves, deals with unyielding scoundrels, and wins the heart of a schoolmarm. Owen Wister's 1902 classic-the first great novel of the American West-is rich in moral drama and vernacular wit. His hero-like knights of old-lives by an enduring code of chivalry and is governed by quiet courage and a deep sense of honor. Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters: the genteel but brave cowboy, the pretty spinster from back East, and villains beyond redemption. The novel is also on record for incorporating the first known "shootout" in American literature. In 1977, The Virginian was voted by the Western American Writers as the greatest western novel of all time. Brimming with action, romance, and atmosphere, it remains a classic of frontier fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Pruden

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

35:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:06:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

37:29