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Wister, Owen 1860-1938

Works: 659 works in 2,246 publications in 11 languages and 51,734 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Art  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Biography  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Commentator, Editor, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, win, Actor, Other, Signer, wpr, Creator
Classifications: PS3345, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Owen Wister
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Most widely held works by Owen Wister
The Virginian : a horseman of the plains by Owen Wister( Book )

362 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 7,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature
The Virginian by Owen Wister( Book )

209 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 4,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Wyoming frontier lives by the honor code of the West even though it means helping lynch a friend or possibly losing the girl he is to marry
Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister( )

72 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level. Set in the early 1900s, there are extended discussions between a Northerner and several Southerners
Lin McLean by Owen Wister( )

75 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel about a young cowboy for the Wind River country in Wyoming who tires of the dust and hard life and heads east to Boston to seek his fortune --
Philosophy 4 : a story of Harvard University by Owen Wister( )

50 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming and nostalgic story of college days in Cambirdge, Massachusetts during the 1880s
A straight deal; or, The ancient grudge by Owen Wister( )

35 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padre Ignacio; or, The song of temptation by Owen Wister( )

14 editions published between 1911 and 2000 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Santa Ysabel del Mar in 1855
Mother by Owen Wister( )

18 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a short story about a young couple wishing to marry but are financially strapped. After inheriting a large sum of money, they look towards a financial advisor to help them manage the funds, hoping that the advice given will work in time for the couple to wed"--Provided by publisher
The Jimmyjohn boss, and other stories by Owen Wister( )

21 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in English and Papuan and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Western short stories by Owen Wister. THE JIMMYJOHN BOSS (excerpt)One day at Nampa, which is in Idaho, a ruddy oldmassive jovial man stood by the Silver City stage, patting his beardwith his left hand, and with his right the shoulder of a boy whostood beside him. He had come with the boy on the branch train fromBoise, because he was a careful German and liked to say everythingtwice--twice at least when it was a matter of business. This was amatter of very particular business, and the German had repeatedhimself for nineteen miles. Presently the east-bound on the main linewould arrive from Portland; then the Silver City stage would take theboy south on his new mission, and the man would journey by the branchtrain back to Boise. From Boise no one could say where he might notgo, west or east. He was a great and pervasive cattle man in Oregon,California, and other places. Vogel and Lex--even to-day you mayhear the two ranch partners spoken of. So the veteran Vogel was nowonce more going over his notions and commands to his youthful deputyduring the last precious minutes until the east-bound should arrive."Und if only you haf someding like dis," saidthe old man, as he tapped his beard and patted the boy, "it wouldbe five hoondert more dollars salary in your liddle pants."The boy winked up at his employer. He had a gray,humorous eye; he was slim and alert, like a sparrow-hawk--the sortof boy his father openly rejoices in and his mother is secretly inprayer over. Only, this boy had neither father nor mother. Since theage of twelve he had looked out for himself, never quite withoutbread, sometimes attaining champagne, getting along in his Americanway variously, on horse or afoot, across regions of wide plains andmountains, through towns where not a soul knew his name. He closedone of his gray eyes at his employer, and beyond this made no remark."Vat you mean by dat vink, anyhow?" demandedthe elder."Say," said the boy, confidentially--"honestnow. How about you and me? Five hundred dollars if I had your beard.You've got a record and I've got a future. And my bloom's on merich, without a scratch. How many dollars you gif me for dat bloom?"The sparrow-hawk sailed into a freakish imitation of his master...Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 - July 21, 1938) was an American writer, historian and "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. He began his literary work in 1891. Wister had spent several summers out in the American West, making his first trip to Wyoming in 1885. Like his friend Teddy Roosevelt, Wister was fascinated with the culture, lore and terrain of the region. On an 1893 visit to Yellowstone, Wister met the western artist Frederic Remington; who remained a lifelong friend. When he started writing, he naturally inclined towards fiction set on the western frontier. Wister's most famous work remains the 1902 novel The Virginian, the loosely constructed story
The illustrations of Frederic Remington by Frederic Remington( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents the surprising range of illustrations of Frederic Remington, celebrated painter and historian of the American West
Roosevelt : the story of a friendship, 1880-1919 by Owen Wister( Book )

14 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red men and white by Owen Wister( Book )

59 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These eight stories are made from our Western Frontier as it was in a past as near as yesterday and almost as by-gone as the Revolution; so swiftly do we proceed. They belong to each other in a kinship of life and manners, and a little through the nearer tie of having here and there a character in common. Thus they resemble faintly the separate parts of a whole, and gain, perhaps, something of the invaluable weight of length; and they have been received by my closest friends with suspicion. These stories are about Indians and soldiers and events west of the Missouri. They belong to the past thirty years of our development, but you will find some of those ancient surviving centuries in them if you take my view. In certain ones the incidents, and even some of the names, are left unchanged from their original reality. - Preface
The family Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following complete books of Mark Twain are included in this volume: Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Tom Sawyer abroad, Mysterious stranger, and Exerpt from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven. Other complete selections and extracts are included
The West of Owen Wister : selected short stories by Owen Wister( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen Wister is remembered today almost solely as the author of The Virginian, yet his short stories, dating from the turn of the century, gave us our first real knowledge of the West's "wide, wild farm and ranch community, spotted with remote towns, and veined with infrequent railroads." And this West was not merely that of the cowboy, but of the soldier, the seeker, the Indians, the hunter, even the priest. This volume presents six of Wister's finest stories, chosen to exhibit the less well remembered facets of his talent. Their settings -- ranging from a mining camp in the Rockies to a northwestern territorial capital to a southwestern desert town, and from a California mission to army posts on the high plains -- are as varied as the characters and the situations. -- publisher note
The Pentecost of calamity by Owen Wister( Book )

36 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dear Wister : the Frederic Remington-Owen Wister letters by Ben Merchant Vorpahl( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Virginian : a horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister( Recording )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Wyoming frontier lives by the honor code of the West even though it means helping lynch a friend or possibly losing the girl he is to marry
Years of conscience: the muckrakers; an anthology of reform journalism by Harvey Swados( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven ages of Washington; a biography by Owen Wister( Book )

28 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Done in the open by Frederic Remington( Book )

21 editions published between 1902 and 2007 in English and German and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The West of Owen Wister : selected short stories
The VirginianLady BaltimoreLin McLeanA straight deal; or, The ancient grudgeThe Jimmyjohn boss, and other storiesRed men and whiteThe West of Owen Wister : selected short storiesThe Virginian : a horseman of the PlainsDone in the open
Alternative Names
Owen Wister Amerikaans schrijver (1860-1938)

Owen Wister amerikansk författare

Owen Wister amerikansk skribent

Owen Wister écrivain américain

Owen Wister escriptor estatunidenc

Owen Wister escritor estadounidense

Owen Wister scriitor american

Owen Wister scrittore statunitense

Owen Wister US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Owen Wister usona verkisto

Owen Wister yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Уистер, Оуэн

أوين وستر، 1860-1938

أوين ويستر كاتب أمريكي

وستر، أوين

ウイスター, オーエン


English (1,110)

German (10)

Polish (9)

Danish (3)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Arabic (2)

Papuan (1)

Japanese (1)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)