The Paperback of the Bendigo Shafter (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures) by Louis L’Amour at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Reviews Bendigo Shafter. By Louis L’Amour. (New York: Bantam Books, pages, $ Bendigo Shafter. By Louis L’Amour. Original Publisher: Bantam Books Current Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group (Random House, Inc.).

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There are mainly just minor ones throughout the book. I am looking forward to next re My husband and I both enjoyed some of the Louis L’Amour novels about the Sackett family. Every one that I shzfter read has been good, and this is no exception.

This is a story I am going to be chewing on for quite some time to come. Young Bendigo Shafter and a group going out west set out to build a town together.

Bendigo Shafter (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures)

Project MUSE Ebndigo Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. An excellent pugilist, Ben beats up some New York thugs; a natural gentleman, he is not at a loss for social graces. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

As do many of his stories, this one takes place just after the Civil War and centers benrigo the exploration and settling of the near West, this one settling in Wyoming near the Continental Divide. I enjoy many of the insights into pioneer life being descendant from pioneer stock myself.

Trivia About Bendigo Shafter. Western Fiction Historical Fiction. Bantam Books Current Publisher: Feb 28, Barry rated it really liked it Shelves: In the midst of all the western hero action, would be moments like this one: Shfter doubt anybody was really as lucky or as true a shot as these characters seem to be, but they do make for good stories.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. If you’re curious about Louis, pick it up.


At the time of his death all of his works were in print 86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction and he was considered “one of the world’s most popular writers”.

The education model of studying classics with a mentor is very TJEd and was fun to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build? Jul 07, Allen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s deceptively simple writing. Still, a very good book.

If I didn’t know any better I might have said that this was one of L’Amour’s earliest books.

Bendigo Shafter by Louis L’Amour

Shaftdr long-time readers of L’Amour will get an especial kick out of seeing one of the Sacketts play a plum supporting role. Bendigo is just too awesome a human being to make for a believable teenager–even one forged in a crucible of hard work and hardship. And Comstock Lode is physically a big book, being as large in paperback as it is in cloth.

Wise beyond his tender years, he lavishes upon his reader many mini-sermons about the building of a country; almost innumerable lectures on frontier lore; occasional analogies between the Plains Indians and Arthurian Knights, Bantus, and Europeans; and prophecies about the passing of shatter Indians and the buffaloes, and about the probability of stellar travel.

I’m not sure what else a person can say, other than this was an enjoyable read that call to me whenever I set the book down. Oct 01, D. But I think L’Amour wanted to leave the story open ended.


Yeah, that was Bendigo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Books by Louis L’Amour. I’ve read a lot about L’Amour’s own personal experiences and how he thought a Western man should be portrayed, and this character is exactly that: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the At what point does a group of strangers become a community? Far and away my favorite of all Louis L’Amour books.

It is all of these things and bendivo marvelous moment that comes between.

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Men and women meet together and adjust their differences, this is compromise. It really shows how a bndigo man can take the best or worst of people as he grows up. No value judgement, only the incompatibility of their culture to 18th Century Frontier American – oil and water. Shfater the first part of this book because it is chock full of L’Amour’s tidbits of philosophy and good characters brndigo virtue, honor and hard work ethics. Not your typical good guy vs bad buy shoot ’em up western from L’Amour.

He’s a survivor and he doesn’t give up easy. I’m really starting to enjoy the Western genre. The resourceful widow Ruth Macken helped lead the settlers through the harsh winters, Indians attacks, and destruction of gold. It is also cool because, even though it is fiction, it is something that represents what happened many times in the old west. National Book Foundation Homepage.