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The Ox-Bow incident

Author: Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1940.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Western stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Van Tilburg Clark
ISBN: 9780375757020 0375757023
OCLC Number: 316139
Notes: "First printing"--Title page verso.
Description: 309 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

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Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, [Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.

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