True Grit - Charles Portis

True Grit

By Charles Portis

  • Release Date: 2010-11-05
  • Genre: Classics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 186 Ratings)

Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films!

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

Reviews

  • True Grit

    5
    By Bulldog80
    A well written book. Captures the time, place and characters vividly. A captivating yarn.
  • True Grit. True good reading.

    5
    By Razzlebarry
    This book grips you, draws you in, won’t let go of you til the last page. Then you wish there were a hundred more. Mattie is an odd, but lovable, duck with a deep sense of justice. We all love to see justice done. Mattie gathers a teammate, said to have grit, who, though wild and woolly, shares her love of justice. Together, their determination and true grit propel them into one tight squeeze after another on their quest. They stand in the company of Don Quixote, Huck Finn, and Captain Ahab.

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