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Clarence E. Mulford is the creator of the character Hopalong Cassidy, who appeared in sixty-six films, twenty-eight novels, and a long-running television series. Mulford died in 1956.
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"The stories teem with wildly exciting events. . . . They are among the best of their kind."
--The New York Times on The Coming of Cassidy
“Hopalong Cassidy, introduced in a 1907 novel by the Illinois-born writer Clarence E . Mulford, is as durable a Western hero as Max Brand’s Destry or Owen Wister’s Virginian. Mulford’s Hoppy, a profane cowboy with a limp (thus “Hop-a-Long”), was a far cry from the black-clad, cleaned-up, soft-spoken, character portrayed by William Boyd in over sixty movies, but Boyd’s Hoppy is the one best remembered today. This omnibus collection of three of the original Mulford novels should win a new and appreciative audience for these grand Western stories.”
—Dale L. Walker, Western historian, past-president of Western Writers of America
“Thanks to Forge Books, three of the first real Hopalong novels are now available in a handsome 576-page keeper of a book, Wild Western Days. . . . The Hopalong stories give the reader a grand tour of the Golden Age of what has become known as the “traditional” Western story, of which Mulford was a master.”