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Title:
True grit
Author:
Portis, Charles.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1998.

©1968
Physical Description:
243 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
General Note:
"G.K. Hall large print perennial bestseller series"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780783883663
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos.

True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win. (Bowker Author Biography)


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In an Old West yarn that mixes the comic with the typical shoot-'em-up, a stubborn 14-year-old manipulates an equally stubborn marshal into helping her track down her father's killer. (S 1 68)