Owen Wister

Born: 1860 in Philadelphia

Died: 1939

Family:  N/A

Education: He attending boarding schools in New England and Switzerland and attended university at Harvard.

Biography: He had a talent for music and drama, writing and composing the music and libretto for Dido and Aeneas which toured New York.  He studied music in Paris then decided to take a junior position at a law firm in Philadelphia.  For medical purposes he traveled to the VR Ranch in Douglas, Wyoming.  The Virginian was a hit as a book and became a Broadway play, movies and a TV series

Works:

Novels:

  • The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
  • The Dragon of Wantley
  • Lady Baltimore
  • A Straight Deal

Short Stories:

  • Destiny At Drybone
  • Hank’s Woman
  • How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee
  • How Lin McLean Went East
  • In A State of Sin
  • In The After-Days
  • The Jimmyjohn Boss
  • A Journey in Search of Christmas
  • A Kinsman of Red Cloud
  • Lin McLean’s Honey-Moon
  • Mother
  • Napoleon Shave-Tail
  • Padre Ignacio
  • Philosophy 4
  • The Promised Land
  • Separ’s Vigilante
  • Sharon’s Choice
  • Twenty Minutes for Refreshments
  • The Winning of the Biscuit-Shooter

Freeman Jr., Castle.  “Owen Wister: Bried life of a Western mythmake: 1860-1938”.  Harvard Magazine.  July-August 2002.  <http://harvardmagazine.com/2002/07/owen-wister.html>.

“Work(s) of Owen Wister”.  readbookonline.net.  2011.  <http://www.readbookonline.net/books/Wister/142/>.    

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  1. Pingback: Second Stop: The Virginian « A Traveler's Guide to American Literature

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