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Critical Essay by Introduciion Adams is best known for his novel The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most realistic and well-written acco... Read more
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[In the following excerpt, the reviewer faults Reed Anthony, Cowman for its lack of compelling action but praises Adams's ingenuousness.] Taking "Reed Anthony" to be Andy Adams hi... Read more
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[The following anonymous review characterizes Wells Brothers: The Young Cattle Kings as stilted and unconvincing in tone compared to Adams's earlier novels.] The writer of [Wells Brothers, the ... Read more
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[J. Frank Dobie was an American educator and author who often wrote about the American southwest and southwestern literature. In the following essay, Dobie discusses critical neglect of Adams's... Read more
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[In the essay below, Davidson evaluates Adams's unpublished novels, plays, and short stories.] At his death in 1935, at the age of seventy-six, Andy Adams left a considerable number of manuscri... Read more
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[In the following excerpt Porter characterizes the stories in Adams's collection Why the Chisholm Trail Forks as simple but convincing narratives.] Andy Adams (1859-1935) was, like Sam Bass, a ... Read more
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[Boatright was an American educator who edited many histories and studies of the American Southwest during his thirty-year career. In the following excerpt, Boatright offers a favorable review of Why ... Read more
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[Capps is an American novelist whose works are often set in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. In the following explication of Log of a Cowboy, he affirms the book's primary value as a ... Read more
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[In the following excerpt from his Andy Adams: His Life and Writings, Hudson describes the publication history of Log of a Cowboy and evaluates the noveL] In July, 1901, J. O'H. Cosgrove reject... Read more
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[In the following essay, Quissel comments on Adams's treatment of the American West in Log of a Cowboy.] Andy Adams' The Log of a Cowboy ranks as an established classic of Western Americ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Biographical Information Born in Whitley County, Indiana, Adams was raised on a cattle farm. He had little formal education and left home at the age of fifteen. After briefly working... Read more
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Critical Essay by Bibliography Hudson, Wilson M. "Andy Adams: A Bibliography." In his Andy Adams: His Life and Writings, pp. 259-65. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1964. Detailed primary... Read more
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Critical Essay by Criticism Branch, Douglas. "Andy Adams." In his The Cowboy and His Interpreters, pp. 254-70. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1926. Applauds the realism of Adams's works. Graham... Read more
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Critical Essay by Major Works The Log of a Cowboy is a first-person account of a cattle drive north from Texas to the Blackfoot Reservation in Northern Montana. In this work Adams provided an accurate... Read more
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Critical Essay by Critical Reception None of Adams's later novels are considered as successful as The Log of a Cowboy. Critics note that Adams's ability to portray realistic scenes and h... Read more
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Critical Essay by Principal Works The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days (novel) 1903 A Texas Matchmaker (novel) 1904 The Outlet (novel) 1905 Cattle-Brands: A Collection of Western Cam... Read more
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[In the following review, the critic praises The Log of a Cowboy for its realism.] [The Log of a Cowboy] bears about it all the marks of being what is called a document—a record of actual exper... Read more
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[In the following review of A Texas Matchmaker, the critic praises Adams's realistic treatment of life on a Texas cattle range.] [A Texas Matchmaker] is a 'human document' rather ... Read more
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[Below, the reviewer commends Adams's treatment of Western life in the 1800s in The Outlet.] To take a big herd of cattle from the southwestern corner of Texas up through the Indian Territory, ... Read more