Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. Owen Wister was born on July.
Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. Owen Wister was born on July 14, 1860, in Germantown, a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Owen Jones Wister, was a wealthy physician raised at Grumblethorpe in Germantown. He was a distant cousin of Sally Wister.
Home Owen Wister The Virginian. Certain of the newspapers, when this book was first announced, made a mistake most natural upon seeing the sub-title as it then stood, A TALE OF SUNDRY ADVENTURES. This sounds like a historical novel," said one of them, meaning (I take it) a colonial romance. As it now stands, the title will scarce lead to such interpretation; yet none the less is this book historical-quite as much so as any colonial romance. Indeed, when you look at the root of the matter, it is a colonial romance.
Owen Wister (1860-1938) was born in Philadelphia and raised in Germantown, Pennsylvania. At age 25, he spent a summer in Wyoming on the advice of his physician. Encouraged by his friend from Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt, he later wrote about his experiences and observations of the American West. His greatest success came in 1902 with the publication of The Virginian, which was a bestseller for months and would be dramatized and filmed numerous times.
The first of its kind, Wister’s The Virginian is a prototypical western novel that has inspired readers and authors for over a century. Detailing the exploits of a gunslinger known solely as the Virginian.
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John Bright-Holmes salutes The Virginian by Owen Wister, the book which fuelled the fantasy of America's wild frontier. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister Macmillan 1902. I first read Owen Wister's The Virginian in 1950, when "big" westerns were returning to cinemas after the second world war. By this time it was a minor classic. Published in 1902, it had achieved astonishing sales in the US: 20,000 copies in its first month, 300,000 in its first year.
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Owen Wister was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1860. He graduated from Harvard University in 1882 and studied musical composition in Paris for two years. He spent the summer of 1885 in Wyoming for his health
Owen Wister was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1860. He spent the summer of 1885 in Wyoming for his health. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1888 and was admitted to the bar in 1889. He practiced law for two years in Philadelphia and continued to spend his summers in the West. In 1891, after the acceptance by Harper's of two of his Western sketches, he decided to pursue a literary career
Owen Wister was an American author best known for the classic western novel The Virginian: A Horseman of the . ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers
Owen Wister was an American author best known for the classic western novel The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains. This is one of his better known works as well. 435. Published: 1998. ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers.