True Grit: A Novel

True Grit: A Novel Author Charles Portis
ISBN-10 159020459X
ISBN-13 9781590204597
Year 2010-11-05
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher The Overlook Press
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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 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

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