ISBN: 0553271105
EAN13: 9780553271102
Language: English
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 6.8" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
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I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road. Something in father, something not of words or of actions but of the essential substance of the human spirit, had reached out and spoken to him and he had replied to it and had unlocked a part of himself to us. He was far off and unapproachable at times even when he was right there with you. The Starrett family s life forever changes when a man named Shane rides out of the great glowing West and up to their farm in 1889. Young Bob Starrett is entranced by this stoic stranger who brings a new energy to his family. Shane stays on as a farmhand, but his past remains a mystery. Many folks in their small Wyoming valley are suspicious of Shane, and make it known that he is not welcome. But dangerous as Shane may seem, he is a staunch friend to the Starretts and when a powerful neighboring rancher tries to drive them out of their homestead, Shane becomes entangled in the deadly feud. This classic Western, originally published in 1949, is a profoundly moving story of the influence of a singular character on one boy s life.

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   Loved it as a teen love it now
I was in a phase where I read everything western and so I picked up this book and just feel in love with Shane, Morgenthau said. Rereading it as an adult, I once again feel for Shane. This is one of those stories that you will enjoy reading over and over again.
   Shane was not a handsome cowboy
Not surprisingly, Hepburn's widow described her husband as a "different character from the prettied up movies." Shane was a dark soul, a role he played well.
   Shane the Greatest Western Ever Told.
He's one of the great westerns of all time. The story was written before I was born. I have read Shane several times as a kid and again as an adult, he said. I hope I can read it again. It's a short novel, a big story and not one word wasted, Hughes said. We didn't have more men in the world today like Shane. It would be a far safer place for the innocent and vulnerable. Sir Richard was a rock face.
   A young boy's hero
A fine rendering of a cowboy and a hero to a young boy. Schaeffer and Hepburn both agreed that a movie would remain relevant.
   An American classic
One of the great Western novellas. What a great explanation of manhood. A great book for boys and young men.
   Hermosa Historia
Una bella historia, honrando el héroe, se encanta el lunes. Escrita desde el punto de vista de un nio, logra conmover al lector continuamente.
   A Short Novel About a Man Striving to Change His Past
He's a great Western. In "The Visitor's Journey," a young man with a mysterious background shows up at the door of a homesteader. After his family is settled, Shane becomes a farm hand enjoying the hard work and the homesteader's family. Shane will be missed, but he will be missed by the entire family, Hurley said. Shane provides companionship and muscle to the man, his wife, and, especially, the boy who is the book's narrator. Shane’s family has helped him through the difficult times. Thanks to the movie "Austin Powers: The Movie," the story line is familiar. Please note that this is a recommended reading for anyone who has not read the entire book.
   Not what I expected.
I am a HUGE fan of westerns and I devour Louis Lamour books. It's a shame the finale didn't include some of the elements that made Star Trek great. She stays faithful to her husband and he fights her husband's fight in essence for her, and there was nothing dirty about it, Sosa said. I get that emotional issues are real and this showed it was noble to stick to your promises but I wouldn't give it to a kid to read unless you think they were ready to discuss issues of spouses being tempted to leave each other. I still prefer Louis Lamour who did an excellent job of writing a clean novel that touches on real relationship issues but focuses more on a great plot with historical facts. 0 2158158201 I still prefer Louis Lamour who did an excellent job of writing a clean novel that touches on real relationship issues but focuses more on a great plot with historical facts.
This is one of the finest novels I have read. Not wasted time by the author. Spare, and exquisitely beautiful in description of the characters,the themes and the feelings of a young boy who incorporated Shane as an additional father figure, was a delight to behold. It is, without question, one of the great American novels. I saw the movie as a small child, and I can still remember being fascinated by the lessons that were taught in it. It's still on, I still watch it when I can. However, this novel had a far greater effect on me than the movie. It should be mandatory reading in every classroom across our country.
   This book was fantastic. A quick read that
The book is a great read, said Janet. A quick read, done in a day or two, can be finished with minimal effort by book's authors. I personally prefer the book over the film adaptation, as there was a bit more character development for everyone involved, Morgenthau said.