The Resource True grit, Charles Portis ; with an afterword by Donna Tartt

True grit, Charles Portis ; with an afterword by Donna Tartt

Label
True grit
Title
True grit
Statement of responsibility
Charles Portis ; with an afterword by Donna Tartt
Creator
Contributor
Author of afterword,
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mattie Ross 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 money. 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
Title
True grit
Creator
Summary
With her papa's pistol tied to her saddlehorn and a supersized ration of audacity, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross sets out to avenge her father's murder
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
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050394
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O663
LC item number
T78 2010
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800
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
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Charles Portis
Label
True grit, Charles Portis ; with an afterword by Donna Tartt
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1968
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  • WIL
  • SPLM
  • SPLW
  • STA
  • NBG
  • DAL
  • MON
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel -- first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It 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 money. 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. <br> True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience
Control code
ocn607976923
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781590204597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u411852
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607976923
  • (Sirsi) a411852

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