Item #8193 The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time. Edward Abbey.

The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First Edition. 277pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/2 black cloth over tan boards with the title in red on the backstrip. Fine in a near fine jacket that shows subtle sunning to spine and a handful of small instances of rubbing. Item #8193

A bright copy of Abbey's second published book. Set in a thinly disguised Albuquerque, New Mexico, this anarchist fable is perhaps best known as the source of the classic western film 'Lonely are the Brave' that starred Kirk Douglas. The protagonist Jack Burn, is a loner who refuses to accept the tyranny of life in the twentieth century. Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a celebrated author, essayist, conservationist, noted pain-in-the-ass, and in many ways the father (or at the very least, uncle) of the modern environmental movements.

Price: $3,800.00

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