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Best Westerns

A Round-up of some classic Western Fiction

Andy Adams — The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Gertrude Atherton — The Horn of Life
Max Brand — The Gentle Desperado
Matthew Braun — Jury of Six
Benjamin Capps — The Indians
Willa Cather — O Pioneers!
Walter Van Tilburg Clark — The Ox-Bow Incident
Stephen Crane — Stephen Crane: An Omnibus (includes “The Blue Hotel”)
Max Evans — The Rounders
Kelly P. Gast — Murder at Magpie Flats
Zane Grey — Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey — Western Union
A. B. Guthrie, Jr. — The Big Sky
Bret Harte — Stories of the Early West
Ernest Haycox — Rim of the Desert
Will Henry — Mackenna’s Gold
John Jakes — California Gold
William Dale Jennings — The Cowboys
Dorothy M. Johnson — The Hanging Tree
Louis L’Amour — The Cherokee Trail
Louis L’Amour — The Sackett Brand
Alan LeMay — The Searchers
Elmore Leonard — Hombre
Giles A. Lutz — Lure of the Outlaw Trail
Larry McMurtry — Lonesome Dove
Stephen Overholser — Molly and the Confidence Man
Eugene Manlove Rhodes — Beyond the Desert
Conrad Richter — Sea of Grass
Frank Roderus — Cowboy
Mari Sandoz — The Horsecatcher
Jack Schaefer — Shane
Luke Short — And the Wind Blows Free
Glendon Swarthout — The Shootist
G. Clifton Wisler — A Cry of Angry Thunder
Owen Wister — The Virginian

And some non-fiction:
305.4 Wes — The Women Who Made the West
813.08 Bal — A Western Bonanza
813.08 Wes — Legends and Tales of the Old West
813.08 Wes — Wild Streets: Tales of the Frontier Towns

September 1990 bwc | last updated June 2016 sdc