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Lonesome Dove Summary
Larry McMurtry

Everything you need to understand or teach Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Lonesome Dove Summary

Plot Summary

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, is an adventure from beginning to end. This epic story will make the reader laugh out loud and cry unabashed as it journeys from Lonesome Dove, Texas to Montana on a cattle drive. The Hat Creek Cattle Company, half experienced and half young men new to the trail, are bound and determined to find unpopulated land to start a ranch. Led by Captain Woodrow F. Call and his partner Captain Augustus McCrae, both former Texas Rangers, the company includes Pea Eye and Deets, who also rode as Texas Rangers with the Captains, and Newt Dobbs, who is Captain Call's only son. The whole adventure begins when Jake Spoon, another former Ranger, returns from Arkansas with stories of untouched green pastures and mountain wilderness. The fact that Jake is running from the law is not missed by Gus or Call, but the lure of...

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Study Pack

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Lonesome Dove Study Guide

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