Stage to Lordsburg (Fantasy and Horror Classics) [Ernest Haycox] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ernest Haycox was a prolific writer of . ERNEST HAYCOX, “LAST STAGE TO LORDSBURG”. CHARACTERS. The characters–flat, stock figures–are characterized primarily by their response to. Ernest Haycox was a prolific writer of Western fiction, and a best-selling author of the early 20th century. His story, ‘Stage to Lordsburg’, was adapted two.

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Bianca Orazi rated it really liked it Nov 02, William boomer rated it really liked it Oct 09, Freeman PressApr 1, – Fiction – 34 pages. After publishing one of these stories, Haycox received a letter from a reader stating that Haycox did not describe the uniforms of the soldiers correctly. Haycox was one of the most successful writers in the slick magazine market of the s.

During the s and ’40s, he was a regular contributor to Collier’s Weekly from and The Saturday Evening Post from This is one short story, originally published in Collier’s, which was the basis for John Ford’s classic western “Stagecoach”. While living in New York Haycox wrote his first series of interconnected stories set in Burnt Creek, a town in central Oregon.

Jeff Arnold’s West: Stage to Lordsburg by Ernest Haycox

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The movie of course is more dramatic, and less realistic. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Once at Lordsburg, Bill has his run-in with Plummer but there is no Fordian action climax: Many of the Western stories, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly hatcox. He implies her profession and social status in a number of clever ways: Erskine rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Oregon Cultural Heritage Pordsburg.

At one point the stage crashes but they right it and carry on. Refresh and try again. After his move back to Oregon inHaycox concentrated on Westerns, and he precisely researched the military uniforms of eras he wrote about.

A sixth story, “Early Fall,” was one of Haycox’s rare rejections. Want to Read saving…. At the end of through the beginning of Haycox published three stories, one in Collier’s and two in The Saturday Evening Postfeaturing the Mercy family.

Lists with This Book. Retrieved June 14, Appearing in Collier’s between andthese stories are set in New Hope, a trading town on the Missouri River in the s. Francesca Tori rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Dennis Hart rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Slowman rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Haycox made several trips to battlefields in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and wrote eight stories and two novelettes set during that era.

Ernest Haycox was a prolific writer of Western fiction, and a best-selling author of the early 20th century. Frank Fowler rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Preview — Stagecoach by Ernest Haycox.


Betsy rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Goodreadsdennis rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Also available cheaply in e-book. The outline of the story is more or less the same as the movie — a group of people lumped together to take the stage coach to Lordsburg. David Ingoldsby rated it it was ok Aug 23, Substandard western story with too many characters a couple of them are just around to die for its own good.

He looks ahead to see what kind of ground they’ll hit next. Many of these stories are told in the first person, a device Haycox used about a dozen times during his writing career.


We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Return to Book Page. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including Stagecoach, Union Pacific, and Canyon Passage.

Howard rated it liked it Haaycox 28, Maja rated it liked it Feb 26, James Street rated it it was amazing Dec 07, His story, ‘Stage to Lordsburg’, was adapted two years later by John Ford into the movie Stagecoach, which featured John Wayne in his breakout role.

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