SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS - 1940 Grosset & Dunlap, New York. Publishers. Author Howard Bell Wright. Shepherd of the Hills is Wright's most enduring and popular novel, set in the Ozark hills of Southeastern Missouri. Printed many times, and the basis for the 1941 movie from Paramount Pictures, starring John Wayne and Betty Field.
The inside front page has been personally signed and inscribed to a friend. The right top of the page has the rubber stamp which reads, Shepherd of the Hills Farm, Missouri, Ozarks. (Limited)
History of Author:
Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 – May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction. Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than twenty one movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright's stories, including, Cooper, Wayne and many other great western Hollywood stars according to Wikipedia resources.
Condition: The book is in exceptional condition in almost new shape except for the dark tanning of the pages. The original dust-jacket is also in fine shape with some minor shelf wear.
Item ID: CB-275
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