The VirginianThe Virginian
was a pioneering Wild West
(see also Frontier
and Western movie
) novel by the American author Owen Wister
, published in 1902
The copyright has long since expired, and it is available on the Internet; see references.
There was a Broadway play and five film versions produced.
A few famous quotes:
- Therefore Trampas spoke. "Your bet, you son-of-a--."
- The Virginian's pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed. And with a voice as gentle as ever, the voice that sounded almost like a caress, but drawling a very little more than usual, so that there was almost a space between each word, he issued his orders to the man Trampas: "When you call me that, SMILE." And he looked at Trampas across the table.
- Yes, the voice was gentle. But in my ears it seemed as if somewhere the bell of death was ringing; and silence, ...
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