First published in 1960, the best selling novel The Rounders was immediately recognized as a rollicking classic of western fiction. The story of Dusty Jones and Wrangler Lewis, the "stove-up" cowboys whose luck is consistently bad, inspired a popular movie starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda, and a television series.
In this edition of Rounders 3, all three of Evans’s classic Rounders tales are here, The Rounders, The Great Wedding, and The Orange County Cowboys, accompanied by the wonderfully authentic drawings of cowboy artist Grem Lee.
In The Rounders, Dusty meets a roan named Old Fooler, a horse whose hooves should be cloven, he’s so mean-spirited. When Dusty’s not trying to send Old Fooler back to the devil, he is nursing the wounds, both physical and emotional, inflicted by the evil horse. In The Great Wedding, Dusty arranges to marry off his buddy, Wrangler, to a rich woman in Santa Fe, so they can all live happily ever after. High society in the Hi Lo Country will never be the same after a brush with these two rowdy range riders. And in the final, Spur Award-winning Novella The Orange County Cowboys, modern times catch up with Wrangler and Dusty when their boss, Jim Ed Love, plans to sell his ranch, their only home, to a Japanese investor.
After reading this classic collection of western stories and characters you’ll never look at cowboys or the West in the same way again. Illustrated with Grem Lee’s wonderfully detailed sketches of cowboys, this volume should be on the bookshelf of every lover of authentic works of the American West.