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True Grit (Media Tie In, Reprint) (Paperback) by Charles Portis

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About the Book



Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers.



Book Synopsis



Charles Portis's true American classic novel and #1 New York Times bestseller, "an epic and a legend" (The Washington Post)

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's most enduring and incomparable literary voices, and his novels have left an indelible mark on the American canon. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and has garnered critical acclaim as well as enthusiastic praise from countless passionate fans for more than fifty years. It was the basis for two award-winning films, including the wildly praised remake by the Coen brothers, selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for the Big Read Library, and was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 cash. Filled with an unwavering urge to avenge her father's blood, Mattie finds and, after some tenacious finagling, enlists one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, as her partner in pursuit, and they head off into Indian Territory after the killer.

True Grit is essential reading, an undeniable American classic as eccentric, cool, funny, and unflinching as Mattie Ross herself. This edition includes an afterword by bestselling author Donna Tartt and a reading group guide.



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"An epic and a legend."-- "Washington Post"

"Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naive elegance of the American Voice."-- "Jonathan Lethem"

"I've always thought Charles Portis had a wonderful talent--original, quirky, exciting."-- "Larry McMurtry"

"Quite simply, an American masterpiece."-- "Boston Globe"

"Rollicking . . . a beaut narrated in the unforgettable voice of Mattie Ross . . . Portis has crazy-cool literary swagger."-- "Entertainment Weekly"

"Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force."-- "New York Times Book Review"

"Charles Portis is an original, indescribable sui generis talent . . . Rereading Portis is one of the great pure pleasures--both visceral and cerebral--available in modern American literature."--Ron Rosenbaum "Esquire"

"Charles Portis's True Grit is a masterpiece."--Anthony Bourdain "New York Times Book Review"

"How to describe the indescribable? Probably the best description I can give of True Grit is that I've never given it to any reader -- male or female, of any age or sensibility -- who didn't enjoy it." --Donna Tartt "New York Times Book Review"

"It's possible that True Grit is the genuine article--a book so strong that it reads as myth."--Ed Park "The Believer"

"The dialogue in True Grit is exquisite."--David Mamet "The Week"



About The Author



Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the "New York Herald-Tribune," and was a writer for "The New Yorker." True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the 2010 version starring Academy Award(r) winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 235
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Westerns
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Charles Portis
Language: English
Street Date: November 5, 2010
TCIN: 12828551
UPC: 9781590204597
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3312
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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