Horseman, Pass By: A Novel by Larry McMurtry

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen. Horseman, Pass By tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. When first published in 1961, Horseman, Pass By caused a sensation in Texas literary circles for its stark, realistic portrayal of the struggles of a changing West in the years following World War II. Never before had a writer managed to encapsulate its environment with such unsentimental realism. Today, memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

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The 1592nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Horseman, Pass by Paperback 3714401 $222.92 $0.01 2000
Horseman, Pass By Paperback 3448556 $6.96 $0.01 1979
Horseman, Pass By: A Novel Kindle Edition 189269 2010
Horseman, Pass By Mass Market Paperback 2066442 $9.73 $0.01 1992
Horseman, Pass by (Southwest Landmark, Number 2) Hardcover 2517766 $144.83 $48.25
Horseman, Pass By Paperback 3294726 $2.99 $0.01 1992
Horseman, Pass By : A Novel Paperback 78883 $3.49 $3.22 2002