Are Westerns classed as historical?

Discussion in 'Historical Fiction' started by biodroid, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. 2DaveWixon

    2DaveWixon Shocked and Appalled!

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    On the other hand, some novels classified as Westerns have all the hallmarks of historical fiction -- I recommend THE WILD YAZOO by John Myers Myers, for one (same guy who wrote SILVERLOCK) (I call it a Western, but it's a Western from the time when the western frontier was in Mississippi...)
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  2. 2DaveWixon

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    I'll mention that some of L'Amour's later books expanded (in several different directions) from the "formulaic" stories that made his reputation early on...
    BENDIGO SHAFTER comes to mind...

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  3. Lew Rockwell Fan

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    Oh my yes!!!!!!!!
    "Holmes on the Range" by Steve Hockensmith begins a series of books, the first 3 of which are extremely funny. There are 3 more I haven't read yet. The ones I read are A+.
     
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    Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series springs to mind.
     
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    Reading Guns of the Wasteland at the moment. It is set in Texas and is basically the King Arthur legend set in The Old West. The author Lev Butts has created a clever tale.
     
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