True Grit

True Grit

In the 1870s, young Mattie Ross learns that her beloved father was gunned down by his former handyman. But even though this gutsy 14-year-old is seeking vengeance, she is smart enough to figure out she can't go alone after a desperado who's holed up in Indian territory. With some fast-talking, she convinces mean, one-eyed US Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn into going after the despicable outlaw with her.

Title:True Grit
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781585673698
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  • Paul Bryant

    Revived reviewR.I.P. Charles Portis 1933-2020creator of Mattie Ross, who will live forever*******Finding a novel which you can recommend to everybody is really not easy. Look at these totally five-sta...

  • Lyn

    I loved it.Mattie Ross is one of the great American children characters along with Huckleberry Finn and Scout Finch. Portis’ protagonist and narrator looks back from the early 1900s to her childhood...

  • karen

    this book is wonderful in a lot of ways. the last fifty or so pages alone are intense and scary and my mouth did that thing where it just falls open and makes me look totally doofy but i couldn't care...

  • Julie

    Reading Road Trip 2020Current location: ArkansasThere are readers who have a particular penchant for stories set in Paris after the French Revolution, and there are readers who don't ever want to leav...

  • David

    On the whole, the western genre doesn't inherently appeal to me. I'm not a modern emasculated male yearning wistfully for a time 'when men were men, and dames were etc.' I am relatively content being ...

  • Henry Avila

    The story of dynamic Mattie Ross, a spunky 14 -year -old girl, from Yell County Arkansas, who seeks justice , when her beloved father is treacherously murdered, on the streets by the reprehensible out...

  • Nancy

    Wow, what a great story! Mattie Ross is just 14 years old when she hooks up with Rooster Cogburn, the “meanest” U.S. Marshal, to avenge her father, killed by an outlaw who took advantage of his go...

  • Alejandro

    I love this book! I was barely starting to read it and I was already amazed of how much I was enjoying the reading experience and how much I like the way how it was written.Definitely I want to rea...

  • Kemper

    Treasure of the Rubbermaids: The Dude Vs. The DukeSometimes you get very clear signs that you should read or re-read a specific book. Earlier this year, my friend Nancy had read True Grit and recommen...

  • Alex

    "Nothing is too long or too short either if you have a true and interesting tale" says one of my favorite narrators ever, 14-year-old Mattie Ross, who is engaged in hunting down her father's killer. S...