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True Grit

(1968)
A novel by

 
 
Charles Portis has been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel. First published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne (for which he won his only Academy Award), it tells the story of Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, who sets out in the winter of eighteen seventy-something to avenge the murder of her father.

Since not even Mattie (who is no self-doubter) would ride into Indian Territory alone, she "convinces" one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshall, to tag along with her. As Mattie outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten types in her path, as her performance under fire makes them eat their words, her indestructible vitality and harsh innocence by turns amuse, horrify, and touch the reader. What happens—to Mattie, to the gang of outlaws unfortunate enough to tangle with her—rings with the dramatic rightness of legend and the marvelous overtones, the continual surprises, of personality.

True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight and unflinching, like Mattie herself, who tells the story a half-century later in a voice that sounds strong and sure enough to outlast us all.

Genre: Western

Used availability for Charles Portis's True Grit

Hardback Editions

March 2011 : Hardback
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Title: TRUE GRIT , LARGE PRINT[True Grit , Large Print] BY Portis, Charles(Author)Hardcover 01-Mar-2011
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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May 1952 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-8488-3310-4 / 978-0-8488-3310-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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December 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: True Grit (Center Point Western)
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-60285-937-X / 978-1-60285-937-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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November 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-61383-470-5 / 978-1-61383-470-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Grit Limited Edition Reprint 2010 Hardcover
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4487-9044-1 / 978-1-4487-9044-9 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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December 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: True Grit (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-613-58743-X / 978-0-613-58743-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-8085-1463-6 / 978-0-8085-1463-3 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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March 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-7838-8366-8 / 978-0-7838-8366-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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August 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: True Grit (New Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-85119-131-2 / 978-0-85119-131-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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June 1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Grit: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-671-76380-6 / 978-0-671-76380-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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April 1969 : USA Hardback
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Title: True Grit (Large Type Edition)
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-671-20301-0 / 978-0-671-20301-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-224-61578-5 / 978-0-224-61578-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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1968 : Hardback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 487187091X / 978-4871870917
Publisher: Ishi Press
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4683-1640-0 / 978-1-4683-1640-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: Young Readers Edition
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4683-1315-0 / 978-1-4683-1315-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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1994 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Overlook Press
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: Young Readers Edition
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4683-0125-X / 978-1-4683-0125-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4683-0629-4 / 978-1-4683-0629-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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December 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: Young Readers Edition
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-59020-697-5 / 978-1-59020-697-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Press
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4088-1400-5 / 978-1-4088-1400-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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2011 : Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-59020-459-X / 978-1-59020-459-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-58567-938-0 / 978-1-58567-938-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-7475-7263-1 / 978-0-7475-7263-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-09-946683-X / 978-0-09-946683-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-58567-369-2 / 978-1-58567-369-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Press
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December 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit (Progress English S.)
Author(s): Charles Portis, Rosemary Border
ISBN: 0-19-581554-8 / 978-0-19-581554-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (China) Ltd
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July 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-18545-5 / 978-0-451-18545-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-12707-2 / 978-0-451-12707-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-13734-5 / 978-0-451-13734-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-16022-3 / 978-0-451-16022-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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October 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit (Alpha Books S.)
Author(s): Charles Portis, Rosemary Border
ISBN: 0-19-424273-0 / 978-0-19-424273-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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February 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit (Peacock Books)
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-14-047093-X / 978-0-14-047093-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-14-003017-4 / 978-0-14-003017-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1969 : USA Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-05419-9 / 978-0-451-05419-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-03761-8 / 978-0-451-03761-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-09276-7 / 978-0-451-09276-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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February 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 0-451-11607-0 / 978-0-451-11607-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: True Grit (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Charles Portis, narrated by Donna Tartt
ISBN: 1-4074-7789-7 / 978-1-4074-7789-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4193-9664-1 / 978-1-4193-9664-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-4498-7084-8 / 978-1-4498-7084-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
ISBN: 1-84505-501-2 / 978-1-84505-501-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True Grit
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True Grit: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Portis
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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