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List of famous western books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular western books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best western novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This is a list that features books like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best western books?" and "What are the most famous western books?"

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10000$ Reward is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Herman Hunter

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A bride for Donnigan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Janette Oke

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A Cold Day in Hell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Terry C. Johnston

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A Deal in Wheat And Other Stor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Frank Norris A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West is a collection of short stories written by the American author Frank Norris. It was published posthumously in 1903 by Doubleday, Page ...more

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A Drink of Deadly Wine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Kate Charles

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A Fire in the Blood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Shirl Henke

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A Gent from Bear Creek and Oth... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard A Gent from Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1937 by Herbert Jenkins. The first United States edition was ...more

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A Gown of Spanish Lace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels

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A Little House Traveler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Laura Ingalls Wilder A Little House Traveler: Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Journeys Across America is a collection of early writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series of novels. It ...more

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A Mule for the Marquesa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Frank O'Rourke A Mule for the Marquesa is a novel by Frank O'Rourke. The film The Professionals was based on that book. After the release of the movie, new editions of the novel were issued under the title The ...more

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A shelter of hope is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Tracie Peterson

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A soldier returns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Fred Grove

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A Taste Of Fire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Hannah Howell

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A Town Called Fury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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A veiled reflection is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Tracie Peterson

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A Woman Named Damaris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Janette Oke

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Aces and Eights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Loren D. Estleman

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After the Bugles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Elmer Kelton

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Alice Wilde: The Raftsman's Da... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels

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All I need is you is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Johanna Lindsey

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Ambush of the mountain man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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American West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Loren D. Estleman

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Appaloosa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Robert B. Parker Appaloosa is a novel set in the American Old West written by Robert B. Parker. A film of the same name based on the novel was released in 2008. Parker published a sequel, Resolution, in June ...more

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Back to Malachi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Robert J. Conley

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Badger boy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Elmer Kelton

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Stephen Ambrose

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Barbed Wire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Elmer Kelton

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Battle Of The Mountain Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Bendigo Shafter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Louis L'Amour Bendigo Shafter is a book written by Louis L'Amour.

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Betrayal of the Mountain Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Big Horn Legacy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
W. Michael Gear

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Bitter Trail is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Elmer Kelton

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Bitter Trumpet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Fred Grove

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Black Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Edward Abbey Black Sun is a 1971 novel by Edward Abbey about a rugged fire lookout who falls in love with an American girl half his age and then becomes wrongly blamed when she mysteriously disappears in the ...more

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Black Sun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Terry C. Johnston

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Blackfoot\/War of the Mountain... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blissful is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Rita Clay Estrada

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Blood Bond #3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Bond #4 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Bond #5 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Bond #6 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Bond #8 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Bond #9 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone

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Blood Brother is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Elliott Arnold

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Blood Dance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Joe R. Lansdale

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Blood Meridian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West is a 1985 Western novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. McCarthy's fifth book, it was published by Random House. The majority of the ...more

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Blood Money and Other Stories is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels

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Blood on the grass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Lewis B. Patten

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Blood Song is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Terry C. Johnston

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Blood Valley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
William W. Johnstone