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The Covered Wagon.

by Emerson Hough

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New York, NY D. Appleton and Company, 1923. Hardcover Reprint Edition [1923]. Very Good+: shows very light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; faint tanning to text pages; faint, sparse foxing at outside edges. Binding secure; text clean. Despite noted flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 379pp. Endpaper Maps; Frontispiece illustration. Reprint Edition [1923]. Hardback: Lacks DJ. I read and enjoyed this story as a boy. And I can say now it's still enjoyable, despite a few quirks of dialogue and other usages we now consider old-fashioned. Hough knew the people and land whereof he wrote, having living the pioneer life himself in New Mexico and as an avid outdoorsman throughout the west. Set in the late 1840s just before the California gold rush (which actually plays a vital role in the plot), the book tells of two wagon caravans bound for Oregon and the conflict which divides them because of a love triangle. Indian fights, buffalo hunts, dangerous river crossings and other dangers of the trail add to a gripping and entertaining read.




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