Bestselling winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize, Lonesome Dove is an American classic. First published in 1985, Larry McMurtry's epic novel combined flawless writing with a storyline and setting that gripped the popular imagination, and ultimately resulted in a series of four novels and an... read more
“We don't rent pigs”Gus McCrae
“Deets had to grin at the mere thought of how excited Mr. Gus would get if he took off and rode the moon. For he thought of it like a ride, something he might ride for just a day or two when things were slow. Then, when the moon came back close to Lonesome Dove, he would step offand walk back home. It would surprise them all.”Deets (thinking)
“A man who wouldn't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough”Agustus McCrae
““I lost three boys, Gus. I needed a friend.”“You ought to wrote me that, then,” he said. “I didn’t know.”Clara’s mouth tightened. “I hope I meet a man sometime in my life who can figure such things out,” she said. “I wrote you but I tore up the letters. I figured if you didn’t come of your own accord you wouldn’t be no good to me anyway.”“Well, you was married,” he said, not knowing why he bothered to argue.“I was never so married but what I could have managed a friend,” she said.”Author
“She stood for a moment in the kitchen doorway, a smile on her lips. Just seeing him made her feel keen. She was in the shadows and he had not seen her. Then she took a step or two and Augustus looked around. Their eyes met and he smiled.“Well, pretty as ever,” he said.To the huge astonishment of her girls, Clara walked straight off the porch and into the stranger’s arms. She had a look in her eyes that they had never seen, and she raised her face to the stranger and kissed him right on the mouth, an action so startling and so unexpected that both girls remembered the moment for the rest of their lives.”Author
“(Call) felt curious - not sick but suddenly empty - it was the way a kick in the stomach could make you feel. It was an odd thing, but true, that the death of an enemy could affect you as much almost as much as the death of a friend.”Refers to Call
“Gus just grinned. "Oh, you got the right," he said. "It's just that it's fearsome for a man to have a woman start thinking right in front of him. It always leads to trouble."”Gus
Followed by Streets of Laredo.
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