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True Grit



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Author
Portis, Charles
Descriptors
Humor
Outlaws
Pioneers
Reminiscence
Revenge
Teens
Westerns
Location/Setting:
Arkansas
The West
Time Period:
1870s
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Summary
As an old woman, Bible quoting Mattie Ross narrates this story of her 14-year-old self and her aim to get justice for her upstanding father who was gunned down by the criminal Tom Chaney. After Chaney escapes to Indian Territory, Mattie convinces Federal Marshall Rooster Cogburn to help her and then persistently tags along while he and Texas Ranger LeBouef go after Tom.
Critique
Originally published in 1968, True Grit is an American classic. Portis writes with humor and suspense, creating engaging characters while bringing the West to life.
ISBN
9781590204597
  iBistro
# of Pages
235
Published
2010
Formats
Large Print
Reviewer's Initials: DO BRM ED SC


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