The Virginian Summary
Owen Wister

Everything you need to understand or teach The Virginian by Owen Wister.

  • The Virginian Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Short Guide
  • ...and more
Follow Us on Facebook

The Virginian Summary

In response to advance criticism which charged that the novel was "episodic and fragmentary," Wister was prompted to change The Virginian's subtitle from A Tale of Sundry Adventures to A Horseman of the Plains. Perhaps this reflected an attempt on Wister's part to focus the reader's attention on the unifying theme of the novel, which appears to be the development of the character of the "horseman," the Virginian himself. According to Wister, he dramatically...

(read more from the Short Guide)

Study Pack

The The Virginian Study Pack contains:

The Virginian Short Guide