Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel and the first published book of the Lonesome Dove series. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana. McMurtry originally developed the tale in 1972 for a feature film entitled The Streets of Laredo (a title later used for the sequel), which would have been directed by Peter Bogdanovich and would have starred James Stewart as Augustus McCrae, John Wayne as W.F. Call and Henry Fonda as Jake Spoon. But plans fell through when Wayne turned it down, leading Stewart to back out, and the project was eventually shelved. Ten years later McMurtry resurrected the screenplay as a full-length novel, which became a bestseller and won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The 694th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 20th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 24th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 72nd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  4. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  7. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Comanche Moon Audio CD 3745717 $73.00
Dead Man's Walk Audio CD 5846555 $68.00
Lonesome Dove Part 2 Of 3 Audio Cassette 881472 $122.17 $38.43 1986
Lonesome Dove by McMurtry, Larry 1st (first) Edition [Hardcover(1985/6/13)] Hardcover 968056 $64.38 $14.46 1985
Lonesome Dove: A Novel Kindle Edition 10457 $11.14 2010
Lonesome Dove Mass Market Paperback 76115 $29.99 $0.01 1993
Lonesome Dove: A Novel Hardcover 186202 $19.63 $1.96 2000
Lonesome Dove : A Novel Paperback 955254 $4.80 $0.01 2000
Dead Man's Walk: A Novel (Lonesome Dove) Kindle Edition 18318 $6.83 2010
Dead Man's Walk Hardcover 156556 $5.67 $0.01 1995
Dead Man's Walk Paperback 158677 $4.84 $0.01 2000
Streets of Laredo Mass Market Paperback 746305 $6.29 $0.01 1995
The Lonesome Dove Series Kindle Edition 45690 $36.99 2010
Comanche Moon: A Novel Kindle Edition 29548 $7.69 2010
Lonesome Dove Part 3 Of 3 Audio Cassette 758753 $26.49 1986
Lonesome Dove Mass Market Paperback 601943 $15.97 $0.01 1988
Lonesome Dove Paperback 1233023 $0.01
Lonesome Dove Mass Market Paperback 300257 $7.89 $0.01 1986
Lonesome Dove Hardcover 316668 $27.75 $2.49
Lonesome Dove Paperback 1051768 $7.23 $2.11 2000
Lonesome Dove, Vol. 1 Audio Cassette 4225854 $49.99 2002
Streets of Laredo Hardcover 281222 $2.55 $0.01
Streets Of Laredo: A Novel (Lonesome Dove) Paperback 1823140 $11.16 $3.11 2000
Streets of Laredo: Sequel to Lonesome Dove Audio CD 5211769 $201.28 $201.27
Streets of Laredo Paperback 2308283 $3.95 $0.01 1994
Lonesome Dove: A Novel Paperback 1109872 $13.50 $5.36 2010
Streets Of Laredo: A Novel: 4 (Lonesome Dove) Kindle Edition 62607 $12.38 2010
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 Audio Cassette 3185277 $999.11 $1,304.03 1986
Comanche Moon : A Novel Paperback 116611 $5.73 $0.04 2000
Lonesome Dove Hardcover 161260 $27.87 $4.01 1985
Lonesome Dove M Paperback 1566753 $3.86 $0.01 1989
Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove) Mass Market Paperback 65587 $6.72 $0.25 1996
Comanche Moon Hardcover 843913 $7.84 $1.06 1997
Lonesome Dove: A Novel Paperback 2155 $11.42 $3.57 2010
Comanche Moon (Lonesome Dove Story, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback 32057 $5.95 $1.38 1998
Streets Of Laredo : A Novel Paperback 13841 $8.45 $3.49 2000
A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove (Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography) Hardcover 139687 $30.61 $27.89 2007
Larry McMurtry: Three Complete Novels (Lonesome Dove, Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show) Hardcover 137780 $38.06 $7.99 1994
A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove: Anniversary Edition (Southwestern & Mexican Photography Series, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University) Hardcover 970518 $553.30 $199.95 2009
Lonesome Dove (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1718112 $29.99 2015