As the American West opened up to settlers after the Civil War, people were eager for tales of great adventures, endless possibilities, and the pioneering spirit. Classic Westerns
is a collection of six novels that captured this sense of exploration and brought the rugged landscape into the homes of readers everywhere. These novels—The Virginian
by Owen Wister, O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather, The Lone Star Ranger
and The Mysterious Rider
by Zane Grey, and Gunman’s Reckoning
and The Untamed
by Max Brand—tell of life on the open plains, in dusty outposts, and alongside majestic mountain ranges that rose to greet travelers who ventured forth into the unexplored country to find their destinies.