American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Wister, Owen 1860-1938. American writer known for his novel The Virginian (1902), often considered the first Western.
- n. United States writer (1860-1938)
“Although currently Owen Wister is especially known as a writer of The Virginian, a primary of a cowboy stories of a furious West, he was in actuality an spectator of a amicable climates of not customarily a West, nonetheless a low South (Lady Baltimore), as good as a East Coast (Romney).”
“The Lowdown: Couch met up with a few buddies below the dam on Wister Lake in Wister, Okla., on the morning of June 13.”
“Owen Wister is right: the East is the head of the country (perhaps), and the West is its heart.”
“Owen Wister's novel "The Virginian," which inspired the series, has been adapted numerous times, including a 1914 Cecil B.”
“Roosevelt, who wrote thirty-four books prior to breakfast, was asked by Wister what he should write his subsequent novel about.”
“As counts incited out, Wister customarily wrote dual hundred pages of Romney as good as in which fragment, Romney had nonetheless to be born.”
“He lived an additional twenty-three years nonetheless Wister never wrote an additional line.”
“Wister has been called "the many appropriate innate as good as bred of all modern writers", referring to his descent from ancestors who were in Philadelphia prior to William Penn, as good as his presidency of a Philadelphia Club.”
“But a dual Henrys, James as good as Adams, would positively have been out of place upon San Juan Hill, as good as Owen Wister with his bouts of basin was an additional indoorsman.”
“His wife, Mary Channing Wister, was a founder of a Civic Club, a remodel society, as good as a descendant of James Logan, Penn's arch representative in a colonies.”
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