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True Grit: 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

True Grit: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Roy Blount (Introduction by), Jay Jennings (Other)
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Description


The most famous novel by Charles Portis, True Grit is a rousing frontier adventure tale in which fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross seeks to avenge her father's murder by the coward Tom Chaney with the aid of the mean and one-eyed US marshal named Rooster Cogburn. A finely crafted novel brimming with mastery, humor, and epic sweep, it's no surprise it's a favorite of writers as wide ranging as Mary Roach and Anthony Bourdain to Jonathan Lethem and Bob Odenkirk. The book has inspired two award-winning films--the original version and the wildly acclaimed remake by Joel and Ethan Coen--and Overlook's movie tie-in edition to the Coen brothers' film went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of this true American classic, Overlook is releasing a glorious new edition of True Grit in a deluxe flapped paperback format featuring specially-commissioned cover artwork. With new critical essays on Portis and his seminal work by New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard and writer Jay Jennings, editor of the collection Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, also published by Overlook; an insightful introduction by Roy Blount, Jr., acclaimed author and friend to Charles Portis; and an afterword by Donna Tartt, this anniversary edition of True Grit is the ultimate celebration of an American classic.

About the Author


Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the "New York Herald-Tribune," and was a writer for "The New Yorker." True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the 2010 version starring Academy Award(r) winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781468316407
ISBN-10: 1468316400
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English