The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By Owen Wister
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The Virginian (otherwise titled The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains) is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister. It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virginian paved the way for many more westerns by such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, and several others.
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Table of Contents
  • THE VIRGINIAN
  • A Horseman Of The Plains
    • To THEODORE ROOSEVELT
    • TO THE READER
    • THE VIRGINIAN
    • I. ENTER THE MAN
    • II. "WHEN YOU CALL ME THAT, SMILE!"
    • III. STEVE TREATS
    • IV. DEEP INTO CATTLE LAND
    • V. ENTER THE WOMAN
    • VI. EM'LY
    • VII. THROUGH TWO SNOWS
    • VIII. THE SINCERE SPINSTER
    • IX. THE SPINSTER MEETS THE UNKNOWN
    • X. WHERE FANCY WAS BRED
    • XI. "YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE ME BEFORE WE GET THROUGH"
    • XII. QUALITY AND EQUALITY
    • XIII. THE GAME AND THE NATION—ACT FIRST
    • XIV. BETWEEN THE ACTS
    • XV. THE GAME AND THE NATION—ACT SECOND
    • XVI. THE GAME AND THE NATION—LAST ACT
    • XVII. SCIPIO MORALIZES
    • XVIII. "WOULD YOU BE A PARSON?"
    • XIX. DR. MACBRIDE BEGS PARDON
    • XX. THE JUDGE IGNORES PARTICULARS
    • XXI. IN A STATE OF SIN
    • XXII. "WHAT IS A RUSTLER?"
    • XXIII. VARIOUS POINTS
    • XXIV. A LETTER WITH A MORAL
    • XXV. PROGRESS OF THE LOST DOG
    • XXVI. BALAAM AND PEDRO
    • XXVII. GRANDMOTHER STARK
    • XXVIII. NO DREAM TO WAKE FROM
    • XXIX. WORD TO BENNINGTON
    • XXX. A STABLE ON THE FLAT
    • XXXI. THE COTTONWOODS
    • XXXII. SUPERSTITION TRAIL
    • XXXIII. THE SPINSTER LOSES SOME SLEEP
    • XXXIV. TO FIT HER FINGER
    • XXXV. WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT
    • XXXVI. AT DUNBARTON
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