Glendon Swarthout


Born
in near Pinckney, Michigan, The United States
April 08, 1918

Died
September 23, 1992

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Glendon Fred Swarthout was an American writer. Some of his best known novels were made into films of the same title, Where the Boys Are, The Shootist and They Came To Cordura.

Also wrote under Glendon Fred Swarthout. Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

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Average rating: 3.82 · 6,284 ratings · 897 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Homesman

3.86 avg rating — 2,926 ratings — published 1988 — 27 editions
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The Shootist

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4.12 avg rating — 1,360 ratings — published 1975 — 17 editions
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Bless the Beasts and Children

3.54 avg rating — 1,537 ratings — published 1970 — 35 editions
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A Christmas Gift

3.70 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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They Came to Cordura

4.02 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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Where the Boys Are

3.12 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1960 — 7 editions
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The Tin Lizzie Troop

3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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The Melodeon

3.86 avg rating — 22 ratings3 editions
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The Old Colts

3.68 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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Skeletons

3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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More books by Glendon Swarthout…
“I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid-a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same of them.”
Glendon Swarthout, The Shootist

“He thought: Oh, I have fed on honey-dew. On wine and whiskey and champagne and the tender white meat of women and fine clothes and the respect of strong men and the fear of weak and the turn of a card and good horses and the crisp of greenbacks and the cool of mornings and all the elbow room that God or man could ask for. I have had high times. But the best times of all were afterward, just afterward, with the gun warm in my hand, the bite of smoke in my nose, the taste of death on my tongue, my heart high in my gullet, the danger past, and then the sweat, suddenly, and the nothingness, and the sweet clean feel of being born.”
Glendon Swarthout, The Shootist

“The weather wouldn't settle down. It would rain cats and dogs, then stop, then drip awhile, then stop while it made up its mind what to do next.”
Glendon Swarthout, The Homesman

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