It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande.
It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived…
More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America.
Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers – Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.
Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
“If you read only one western novel in your life, read Lonesome Dove.” USA Today
“Everything about Lonesome Dove feels true . . . These are real people, and they are still larger than life.” Nicholas Lemann, The New York Times Book Review
“Lonesome Dove is Larry McMurtry’s loftiest novel.”—Los Angeles Times
“A marvelous novel . . . moves with joyous energy . . . amply imagined and crisply, lovingly written. I haven’t enjoyed a book more this year . . . a joyous epic.” Newsweek
“The finest novel that McMurtry has yet accomplished . . . Lonesome Dove has all the action anyone could possibly imagine . . . [and] both in general and in details, the authority of exact authenticity . . . superb.” Chicago Tribune