Owen Wister's seminal novel The Virginian (1902) is historically the first successful novel that initiated a whole movement of novels set in the American "Wild West." Such novels have later been known to all as "Westerns" mainly thanks to the popularity of their cinematographic adaptations. In The Virginian, the protagonist is an unnamed young cowboy working in a Wyoming ranch. He displays all the good qualities of a Western hero, being physically...
The Cowboy Megapack collection 25 tales of western adventure, including two complete novels and 23 short stories! Authors represented included Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Clarence E. Mulford (creator of Hopalong Cassidy), and many more.
The western tales are:
"A Texan Rides the Trouble Trail" by Johnston McCulley
"Sixguns to Bowie" by Robert J. Hogan
"The Drive" by Clarence E....