The Resource The Kid, Ron Hansen

The Kid, Ron Hansen

Label
The Kid
Title
The Kid
Statement of responsibility
Ron Hansen
Title variation
Kid
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new novel from Ron Hansen, the award-winning author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, about an iconic American criminal of the old West: legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid. Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here. In The Kid, Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history, bringing readers back into the late 1800s and into Billy's boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape. We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one. Original, powerful, and swiftly told, The Kid is an unforgettable read about a uniquely American anti-hero"--
Summary
A western novel breathes life into the story of Billy the Kid, from his childhood working as a ranch hand who developed an amazing dexterity for firing six-shooters and was attractive, smart and well-spoken, but also had a penchant for money, horses and finding trouble
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532503
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansen, Ron
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Billy
  • Billy
  • Outlaws
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Outlaws
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kid, Ron Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380512
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781501129759
Lccn
2016011975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944380512
Label
The Kid, Ron Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380512
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781501129759
Lccn
2016011975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)944380512

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