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Shane

Shane

by Jack Schaefer

Publisher André Deutsch

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He rode into our valley in the summer of 1889, a slim man, dressed in black. 'Call me Shane,' he said. He never told us more. There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane.

Seen through the eyes of a young boy, Bob Starrett, SHANE is the classic story of a lone stranger. At first sight, the boy realises there is something unusual about the approaching man, but as Bob gets to know Shane, he realises that there is an inner sadness in him.

SHANE is the story of a gunfighter who tries to hang up his gun but is drawn to the side of the boy's family and other homesteaders in their struggle to keep from being forced off their land.

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About the Author

Jack Schaefer

Jack Schaefer was an American writer known for his Westerns. His best-known work is Shane, which was made into the film of the same name, and the short story Stubby Pringle's Christmas.

Schaefer's novel Monte Walsh was made into a movie in 1970, with Lee Marvin in the title role, and again in 2003 as a TV movie starring Tom Selleck. Shane was also made into a movie and a series.

In 1975 Schaefer received the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement award.

He died of heart failure in Santa Fe in 1991.

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    A near-fine first edition in the original binding, with tape marks inside both covers. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the back cover near the spine

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