Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen.

Horseman, Pass By tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism.

When first published in 1961, Horseman, Pass By caused a sensation in Texas literary circles for its stark, realistic portrayal of the struggles of a changing West in the years following World War II. Never before had a writer managed to encapsulate its environment with such unsentimental realism. Today, memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

About Larry McMurtry

See more books from this Author
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Published May 24, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 193 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Horseman, Pass By

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A simply told, warm, rather melancholy tale of changing times in the small ranch country of Texas.

Sep 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Horseman, Pass By: A Novel

Reader Rating for Horseman, Pass By

An aggregated and normalized score based on 84 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review