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The Jimmyjohn Boss, And Other Stories

By: Owen Wister
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Jimmyjohn Boss, And Other Stories" by Owen Wister embodies the essence of American literature, presenting a collection of character-driven short stories that transport readers to the frontier life of the Wild West. Wister, renowned for his contributions to Western fiction, captures the rugged beauty of the Western landscape while delving into the lives of cowboys, ranchers, and outlaws. Each tale is infused with adventure, offering glimpses into the challenges and triumphs of those who dared to tame the untamed frontier. Through vivid descriptions of horseback riding and encounters with outlaws, Wister paints a vivid picture of the pioneer spirit that defined the era. From the daring exploits of the Jimmyjohn Boss to the trials and tribulations of ranching life, Wister's stories resonate with authenticity and heart. Against the backdrop of the Wild West, readers are drawn into a world where courage, resilience, and honor reign supreme. Wister's mastery of storytelling shines through in this captivating collection, showcasing his unparalleled ability to capture the spirit of the American West in all its glory. "The Jimmyjohn Boss, And Other Stories" stands as a testament to Wister's enduring legacy as a pioneer of Western fiction.

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Owen Wister

American author and historian Owen Wister, who lived from July 14, 1860, to July 21, 1938, is regarded as the "father" of Western fiction. His work on The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant are most renowned. On July 14, 1860, Owen Wister was born in Germantown, a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the northwest. His father, affluent surgeon Owen Jones Wister, was raised in Grumblethorpe in Germantown. With the publication of The New Swiss Family Robinson, a spoof of the 1812 book The Swiss Family Robinson, Wister launched his literary career. It earned such positive reviews that Mark Twain wrote Wister a letter admiring it. Wister was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of The Franklin Inn Club, a member of numerous literary organizations, and a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers. Wister wed Mary Channing, his second cousin, in 1898. The couple have six kids together. Mary passed away in 1913 while giving birth. In 1933, Marina Wister, their daughter, wed the painter Andrew Dasburg. Wister died in 1938 at his Saunderstown, Rhode Island, residence. He is interred in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 160pages
  • ISBN-10: 936276976X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362769763
  • Item Weight: 208g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.18mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories