9780743262729

Folly and Glory A Novel

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    9780743262729

  • ISBN10:

    0743262727

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-08
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Summary

As this final volume ofThe Berrybender Narrativesopens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next.In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and terrible journey across the desert to Vera Cruz.Starving, dying of thirst, and in constant, bloody battle with slavers pursuing them, the Berrybenders finally make their way to civilization, where Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the great American plains, on which he has lived all his life in freedom, and where, after all her adventures, Tasmin must finally decide where her future lies.With a cast of characters that includes almost every major real-life figure of the West,Folly and Gloryis a novel that represents the culmination of a great and unique four-volume saga of the early days of the West; it is one of Larry McMurtry's finest achievements.

Author Biography

Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (Lonesome Dove), among other awards, is the author of twenty-seven novels, two collections of essays, three memoirs, two biographies, and more than thirty screenplays, and is the editor of an anthology of modern Western fiction.

Table of Contents

Characters xiii
1. In the Nursery
1(3)
2. Dark and Difficult Days
4(6)
3. A Wife's Impatience
10(6)
4. The Time of Grief
16(4)
5. A Long Wait for Guns
20(4)
6. Night and the River
24(5)
7. Petal's Program
29(4)
8. The Ear Taker's Mistake
33(4)
9. The Torture Man
37(5)
10. Amboise Forgives 42(1)
11. Doña Margareta's Amusements 43(3)
12. The Governor's Shock 46(4)
13. Agile Behavior in a Buggy 50(3)
14. A Peppery Dish 53(4)
15. Doña Eleanora's Dilemma 57(3)
16. A Governor's Confession 60(4)
17. Petal Declines to Share 64(3)
18. Jim Comes to Visit 67(3)
19. A Locked Door Angers Petal 70(3)
20. A Trip to New Orleans 73(6)
21. The Brown Giant 79(3)
22. Julietta and the Blacksmith 82(3)
23. Little Onion's Dejection 85(3)
24. Kit's Surprise 88(2)
25. The Berrybenders Expelled 90(2)
26. Major Leon Falls in Love 92(4)
27. The Old Woman with the Goose 96(3)
28. Old Bill Williams 99(6)
29. A Great Storm 105(3)
30. Mopsy Is Gone 108(3)
31. Julietta's Mistake 111(3)
32. High Shoulders Wants to Hurry 114(2)
33. A Very Small Band 116(3)
34. Tasmin Tries to Explain Love 119(4)
35. Major Leon's Sorrow 123(3)
36. A Plague Is on the River 126(3)
37. Father Geoffrin Slapped 129(3)
38. Vicky Forgets Her. Cello 132(3)
39. The Sin Killer in Doubt 135(3)
40. The Likeness Maker's Return 138(3)
41. Old Na-a-me Is Bitter 141(4)
42. Willy and Kit Seek a River 145(3)
43. The Yellow Buffalo 148(4)
44. Wild Turkeys 152(3)
45. Little Onion's Grief 155(4)
46. Petey Follows the Quail 159(3)
47. Club and Rope 162(3)
48. A Great Reunion Soured 165(6)
49. Tasmin's Despair 171(3)
50. Jim Finds a Cave 174(4)
51. Tasmin and George 178(3)
52. Draga Hears the Sin Killer 181(5)
53. Jim Reflects on a Scripture 186(2)
54. Malgres Offers a Warning 188(2)
55. Tay-ha Forgets His Club 190(3)
56. The Sin Killer Comes 193(5)
57. The Hardest Days 198(3)
58. The Berrybenders Attend a Ball 201(6)
59. Jim and Rosa 207(3)
60. In the Alamo 210(3)
61. Tasmin Is Unpatriotic 213(3)
62. Vicky Mourns Her Husband 216(2)
63. Tasmin and Rosa 218(4)
64. Tasmin's Regret 222(3)
65. Some Depart for England 225(3)
66. Tensions in Saint Louis 228(2)
67. On a Green Hill 230(2)
68. A Daughter of Privilege 232

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