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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Legends of the Fall

by Jim Harrison

“Jim Harrison stands high among the writers of his generation. This book is rich, alive, and shatteringly visceral. A triumph.” —New Yorker

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Publication Date July 12, 2016
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2622-1
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date December 20, 2013
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9221-9
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Now available in eBook for the first time, the classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life.

The title novella, “Legends of the Fall”—which was made into the film of the same name—is an epic, moving tale of three brothers fighting for justice in a world gone mad. Moving from the raw landscape of early twentieth-century Montana to the blood-drenched European battlefields of World War I and back again to Montana, Harrison’s powerful story explores the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, painting an unforgettable portrait of the twentieth-century man.

Also including the novellas “Revenge” and “The Man Who Gave Up His Name,” Legends of the Fall confirms Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American voices of his generation.

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Praise

“[Legends of the Fall] may well be the best set of novellas to appear in this country during the last quarter century.” —Robert Houston, New York Times Book Review

“I can’t begin to do justice to the nuances of character and honest complexities of plot in this work. The writing is precise and careful—and sings withal.” —Raymond Carver, Washington Post Book World

“Jim Harrison stands high among the writers of his generation. This book is rich, alive, and shatteringly visceral. A triumph.” —New Yorker

Legends of the Fall signaled that Jim Harrison was a writer who had the goods.” —Jane Ciabattari, Los Angeles Times

“An epic in under a hundred pages about twentieth-century western American life.” —Alan Cheuse, NPR

“A shatteringly tragic story . . . Harrison tells it brilliantly.” —National Review

“So much American legend is packed into these brief pages that Jim Harrison must be admired as an almost sacred writer.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Compelling . . . beyond question the work of a gifted and accomplished writer.” —Washington Post

“Three novellas both poetic and mythic.” —Gary Frank, San Francisco Review of Books

“Fast pace, enormous narrative power . . . Legends of the Fall stays firmly in the unputdownable class.” —Daily Telegraph