The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident
ISBN10: 0812972589
Pages: 288
Language English
Author: Walter Van Tilburg Clark
ISBN13: 9780812972580
Published: April 27th 2004 by Modern Library
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.81

Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, [Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.

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