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True Grit - Donna Tartt, Charles Portis
True Grit
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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for the movie starring John Wayne. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by... show more
Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for the movie starring John Wayne. True Grit 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. 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 status, this is an American classic through and through.Alternate cover of ISBN 9781590204597.
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Format: paperback
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.5 True Grit
Do you remember the time when I told you that I donĀ“t like children as a narrator or main protagonist? Well, give me a 14-year-old girl, whose story is told in hindsight from the point of view of her 80 year old self, and I totally love that child. Mattie is awesome, her journey for revenge is aweso...
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 Thumbs Way Up!
Wow! I highly recommend this book to any age reader. Masterful storytelling.
AmySea
AmySea rated it
4.0 True Grit / by Charles Portis
Let me start by saying that I have never seen either of the True Grit movies. I was only vaguely aware that there was a young girl at the center of the story, and that John Wayne once played a character named Rooster Cogburn, but I had no idea what movie that character was from. So True Grit the b...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 True Grit
A fantastic story, wonderfully written - very funny and entertaining.
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