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The Kean Land

(1960)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
The classic Western short stories in this Jack Schaefer collection explore the changing and often challenging truths found throughout the American West. The featured novella, "The Kean Land," tells the story of young Ben Hammon as he arrives in western Colorado after the death of his parents to live with his small-town lawman uncle. The drama unfolds as Ben learns the ways of the land and the people who live there - including the Kean family. As "progress" pursues there is a dramatic price the Keans and others must pay to keep their land in this once hostile territory. How much blood must those who love the land pay in order to stay?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jack Schaefer was a journalist and writer known for his authentic and memorable characters set in the American West. Schaefer received the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1975 and the Saddleman Award in 1986 from the Western Writers of America. His popular Western novels include Shane (1949) and Monte Walsh (1963).

ACCLAIM
"Spectacular success - gunfights, saloon brawls, lynch mobs, bear fights, buffalo hunts, and man hunts; men shot, hanged, and trampled to death; the dust, sun, cold, and the glorious freedom of earlier, more rugged times!" -- Newsweek

Genre: Western

Used availability for Jack Schaefer's The Kean Land

Hardback Editions

July 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kean Land ([Ulverscroft large print series. Western])
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-85456-275-3 / 978-0-85456-275-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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December 1960 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kean Land
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-233-95579-8 / 978-0-233-95579-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kean Land and Other Stories
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-8263-5861-6 / 978-0-8263-5861-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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April 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Kean Land /Stories
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-553-27169-5 / 978-0-553-27169-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Domain
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September 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kean Land
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
ISBN: 0-552-09311-4 / 978-0-552-09311-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kean Land and Other Stories
Author(s): Jack Schaefer
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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