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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
10000$ Reward Herman Hunter

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

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A Cold Day in Hell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
A Cold Day in Hell 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
A Deal in Wheat And Other Stories Of The New And Old West 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
A Drink of Deadly Wine Kate Charles

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A Fire in the Blood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
A Fire in the Blood 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
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales 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
A Little House Traveler 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
A Mule for the Marquesa 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
A shelter of hope Tracie Peterson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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After the Bugles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
After the Bugles 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
All I need is you Johanna Lindsey

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

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

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Appaloosa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Appaloosa 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
Back to Malachi Robert J. Conley

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

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

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

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

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Bendigo Shafter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Bendigo Shafter 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
Betrayal of the Mountain Man William W. Johnstone

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

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

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

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Black Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Black Sun 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
Black Sun 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
Blackfoot\/War of the Mountain Man William W. Johnstone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blood Meridian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Western Books and Novels
Blood Meridian 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
Blood on the grass Lewis B. Patten

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

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