The Resource True grit, Charles Portis

True grit, Charles Portis

Label
True grit
Title
True grit
Statement of responsibility
Charles Portis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, 150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster - a man, she's told, who has grit - and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder
Summary
With her papa's pistol tied to her saddlehorn and a supersized ration of audacity, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross sets out to avenge her father's murder
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
050394
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Portis, Charles
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Texas Rangers
  • Revenge
  • Fathers
  • Outlaws
  • United States marshals
  • Independence in teenage girls
  • Alcoholic men
  • Fourteen-year-old girls
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Pioneer teenagers
  • The West (United States)
Target audience
adult
Label
True grit, Charles Portis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: London: Cape, 1969; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968
Control code
000046074532
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9781408814000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)646398148
Label
True grit, Charles Portis
Publication
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: London: Cape, 1969; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968
Control code
000046074532
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9781408814000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)646398148

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