- Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (November 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 146830125X
- ISBN-13: 978-1468301250
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 644 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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True Grit: Young Readers Edition Mass Market Paperback – November 21, 2012
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“Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn … Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naïve elegance of the American voice.” — –Jonathan Lethem
“Portis has made an epic and a legend. Mattie Ross should soon join the pantheon of America’s legendary figures such as Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, and Jesse James.” — –The Washington Post
"Like Twain, Portis respects his young narrator as a human being with a fully developed moral sensibility, even when the adults in the novel don't." — –Los Angeles Times
"Teens will be drawn into the book's adventure-packed storyline, strongly delineated characters, and moments of unexpected humor." — –School Library Journal
"True Grit is the best novel to come my way in a very long time… Marvelous." — –Roald Dahl
About the Author
Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker.
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Top customer reviews
I was so happy that they stayed pretty much with the dialogue of the book. The story was always moving, not a slack or a dull page.
The characters were somewhat believable. Sometimes the movies swayed my impression of them but turning the page I was back on track.
There are some real classic phrase in this novel. Matties, "stay seated trash," will forever echo in thoughts.
Yes, this is a classic novel, one that I may read again down the road.....Relive the adventures and experiences of this courageous 14 year old girl ...who is the one with True Grit.
I liked the setting being 1870, right after the Civil War, taking place in Arkansas and Indian Territory and how can you not like the storyteller Mattie Ross. She's a testament to the fact that you had tough gritty women in the Old West.
Mattie sets out to make sure that the murder of her father faces justice, then sets out on the vengeance trail meeting two wily characters to help her and cleverly plays them into letting her accompany them on the trail.
Although Mattie narrates the story, Portis is still able to bring the story alive, with US Marshall Rooster Cogburn who works out of Fort Smith and a Texas Ranger LaBeouf. Without these two wily lawmen, True Grit wouldn't have been that great of a read for me and guess I now have a favorite first-person book that love.
Mattie is a wonderful heroine, she's smart, resourceful, opinionated and more than a match for anyone who gets in her way. She's more than a match for Rooster. In short it is Mattie who shows she has "true grit." She is a delight.
This is a wonderful story, fast paced and action packed. Have had this book in my "to be read mountain" for simply ages. Regret it's taken me so long to read it. Time and money well spent.
I was not even aware that True Grit the films were based on a book until the Remake was made and I read about that.
Even if you've never seen either movie if you enjoy a good Western you will enjoy this book.