Literature of the American Cowboy Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Andy Adams
The Log of a Cowboy; a narrative of the old trail days (novel) 1903

James Barton Adams
Breezy Western Verse (poetry) 1899

B. M. Bower [pseudonym of Bertha Muzzy Sinclair]
Chip, of the Flying U (novel) 1906

Ned Buntline [pseudonym of E. Z. C. Judson]
Texas Jack's Chums; or, The Whirlwind of the West (novel) 1883

William Lawrence Chittenden
Ranch Verses (poetry) 1893

Wallace Coburn
Rhymes from a Round‐up Camp (poetry) 1899

Lysius Gough
Western Travels and Other Rhymes; rhymes and miscellany of cowcamp and cattle trails in the early eighties (poetry) 1886
Spur Jingles and Saddle Songs (poetry) 1935

Zane Grey
Riders of the Purple Sage: a novel (novel) 1912

O. Henry [pseudonym of William Sydney Porter]
Heart of the West (stories) 1907

Emerson Hough
The Girl at the Halfway House: a story of the plains (novel) 1900
Heart's Desire: the story of a contented town, certain peculiar citizens, and two fortunate lovers: a novel (novel) 1905

Charles H. Hoyt
A Texas Steer (drama) 1890

Prentiss Ingraham
Texas Jack; the Mustang King (novel) 1891

Alfred Henry Lewis
Wolfville (short stories) 1897

John A. Lomax, ed.
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads (songs) 1910
Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp (poetry) 1919

Arthur Morecamp [pseudonym of Thomas Pilgrim]
Live Boys; or, Charley and Nasho in Texas (novel) 1879
Live Boys in the Black Hills (novel) 1880

Clarence Mulford
Bar‐20, being a record of certain happenings that occurred in the otherwise peaceful lives of one Hopalong Cassidy and his companions on the range (novel) 1907

Arthur Paterson
A Son of the Plains (novel) 1895

Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The Sheriff of Badger Hole (novel) 1912

Charles Siringo
A Texas Cowboy; or, Fifteen years on the hurricane deck of a Spanish pony (autobiography) 1886

N. Howard “Jack” Thorp, ed.
*Songs of the Cowboys (songs) 1908

Stewart Edward White
Arizona Nights (novel) 1907

Owen Wister
Lin McLean (novel) 1898
The Virginian (novel) 1902

*Thorp began collecting the songs in this volume in the late 1880s.