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Publisher, Date:
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2003.
Description:
215 p. ; 21 cm.
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LCCN:
2002034552
ISBN:
9781468306293
9781468306293 (pbk.)
Other Number:
50503205
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
85287
Call Number:
PORTIS C
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1
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Author Notes
Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos. <p> True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win. (Bowker Author Biography)
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True Grit 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. 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 status, this is an American classic through and through.This mass-market edition includes an afterword by award-winning Donna Tartt, author of The Little Friend and The Secret History.
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