By Larry McMurtry
The 1st time I observed Billy he got here strolling out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the child, the yank West's so much mythical outlaw. Larry McMurtry takes us on a hell-for-leather trip with Billy and his associates as they journey, drink, love, struggle, shoot, and break out their means into the shining stories of Western delusion. Surrounded by way of a best solid of characters that basically Larry McMurtry may well create, Billy fees headlong towards his destiny, to develop into in loss of life the unforgettable desperado he aspires to be in existence. now not given that Lonesome Dove has there been one of these wealthy, fascinating novel concerning the cowboys, Indians, and gunmen who stay on the blazing middle of the yankee dream.
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January) The Duchess of Padua produced on Broadway, New York City. (February) ‘The Soul of Man under Socialism’ appears in the Fortnightly Review. (March) The contentious ‘Preface’ to The Picture of Dorian Gray published in the Fortnightly Review. (April–May). The twenty-chapter, single volume edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray issued by Ward, Lock, & Co. in London; this edition of , copies features an exquisite design on the boards and spine by Charles Ricketts (–). (July) The foolscap quarto edition of the novel, copies on hand-laid paper, issued by Ward, Lock, & Co.
Ibid. . Ibid. . Introduction xxxi It did, however, take many decades before other readers gave The Picture of Dorian Gray its critical due. After Ward, Lock & Co. witnessed the commercial failure of the single volume, Wilde turned his sights on the London theatre, and within a short span of years he became a leading dramatist. For the rest of his career, the only other time when his novel caught public attention occurred at the Old Bailey in early April . Wilde took the stand in this famous courtroom because he was pursuing a hazardous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry: the father of Alfred Douglas, who had been the married Wilde’s lover since .
It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one’s life. ’ ‘Not at all,’ answered Lord Henry,* ‘not at all, my dear Basil. You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. I never know where my wife is, and my wife never knows what I am doing. When we meet––we do meet occasionally, when we dine out together, or go down to the Duke’s––we tell each other the most absurd stories with the most serious faces.
Anything for Billy: A Novel by Larry McMurtry