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True Grit

6 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Charles Portis

   True Grit by Charles Portis first appeared as a 1968 serial in The Saturday Evening Post. Portis subsequently re-issued it in book form with a somewhat changed storyline. In 1969, True Grit was adapted for the screen as an American Western … see full wiki

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Author: Charles Portis
Genre: Western
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: 1968
2 reviews about True Grit
review by . December 04, 2010
I read True Grit, Charles Portis's short novel that provided the basis for the John Wayne/Glenn Campbell movie in 1969, in preparation for the soon to be released Coen Brothers remake.   I can't remember if I saw the original, but I am definitely looking forward to the latest from the Brothers, as I have seen and reviewed all their movies in the last year.      If the book is any measure of the movies, they must be classics.  :Portis writes in a spare matter-of-fact …
review by . April 19, 2012
A Western novel written in the form of a first-person account from a grown-up Mattie Ross, TRUE GRIT is kind of a 19th century version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, but instead of Atticus Finch there's Rooster Cogburn and instead of Bob Ewell there's Tom Chaney. Speaking from the present of 1928, Mattie recalls the story of an adventure she took in 1875 when she was only fourteen. Her beloved father was murdered senselessly at the hands of a drifter and former ranch hand named Tom Chaney. Mattie …
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