Larry McMurtry


Born
in Wichita Falls, Texas, The United States
June 03, 1936

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Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.

His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film "Hud." A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini-series.

Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co-winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain."

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Lonesome Dove

4.49 avg rating — 144,701 ratings — published 1985 — 77 editions
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Terms of Endearment

4.15 avg rating — 23,821 ratings — published 1975 — 44 editions
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The Last Picture Show

3.97 avg rating — 13,643 ratings — published 1966 — 42 editions
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Streets of Laredo

3.94 avg rating — 12,513 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome D...

3.94 avg rating — 11,756 ratings — published 1995 — 34 editions
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Comanche Moon (Lonesome Dov...

4.04 avg rating — 11,427 ratings — published 1997 — 35 editions
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Texasville

3.71 avg rating — 4,097 ratings — published 1987 — 23 editions
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Sin Killer (The Berrybender...

3.64 avg rating — 4,104 ratings — published 2002
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All My Friends Are Going to...

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3.89 avg rating — 3,057 ratings — published 1972 — 19 editions
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Anything for Billy

3.54 avg rating — 3,079 ratings — published 1988 — 23 editions
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“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” ~spoken by Augustus McCrae”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
Larry McMurtry

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September 2017 Revisit the Shelf Poll

 
  48 votes, 14.1%

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages, 1856
 
  47 votes, 13.8%

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 393 pages, 1938
 
  38 votes, 11.1%

 
  28 votes, 8.2%

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1037 pages, 1936
 
  25 votes, 7.3%

The Odyssey by Homer, 541 pages, -800
 
  25 votes, 7.3%

 
  22 votes, 6.5%

 
  21 votes, 6.2%

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages, 1925
 
  16 votes, 4.7%

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages, 1871
 
  16 votes, 4.7%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages, 1985
 
  15 votes, 4.4%

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages, 1859
 
  14 votes, 4.1%

Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages, 1880
 
  14 votes, 4.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.5%

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