The Untamed Whistling Dan Barry Book One. By Max Brand pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust Frontispiece by Dennis Lyall. Easton Press Collector's Edition. Description: This item is for one copy (of four available for sale) of a leatherbound hardback book published by Easton Press in 2019.
Bound in top grade dark green leather with 22kt gold lettering and cover artwork. Hubbed spine, acid neutral paper with page edges gilded, satin moire endpapers, and a satin ribbon book mark sewn in. Unused publisher supplied bookplate laid in (not attached). From one of the Easton Press Reader's Choice series. First three purchasers will receive a copy still in shrinkwrap.
The author's first western. He would later create the movie and TV character Dr Kildare. Synopsis: Max Brand's first western introduced "Whistling Dan Barry, " an influential character who not only appeared in subsequent novels by Brand but became one of the archetypes for the western genre so successful in popular reading, film and television for decades. Roaming the west with his half-wild stallion "Satan" and the wolf dog "Black Bart, " Dan's eyes blazed yellow at the prospect of a fight or the approach of danger, his guns ever at the ready. Max Brand brought a more literary and serious approach to the western than did many others who worked in the genre, and while The Untamed includes all those elements a reader expects in a western--gunplay, posses, horseback chases--in the characteristic action-packed style of Brand's many stories, it is also a well-plotted and thoughtful novel.While the modern reader will almost certainly recognize certain cliches of the western genre, it is worth noting that many of them became cliches long after Max Brand introduced them, as a result of countless others imitating Brand's originals. Praise: The Untamed, Max Brand's first foray into Westerns, is regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the writer's most successful efforts. Combining an unforgettable main character with a story packed with action, conflict, and revenge, The Untamed is a classic of the genre that will captivate any reader. "Fiction of the wildest and wooliest kind, " said the New York Times when The Untamed was published in 1919. Condition: Binding - fine, new and unread, Copy four only removed from shrinkwrap to take pictures and see if it had a frontispiece (it does), Copy one, two and three still in the original shrink wrap.
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