Lonesome Dove series

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The Lonesome Dove series refers to a series of four western novels written by Larry McMurtry and the four-part television miniseries based upon them. The novels and miniseries follow the exploits of several members of the Texas Ranger Division from the time of the Republic of Texas up until the beginning of the 20th century. Recurring characters include Augustus "Gus" McCrae, Woodrow F. Call, Joshua Deets, Pea Eye Parker, Jake Spoon, Clara Forsythe Allen, Maggie Tilton, Lorena Wood Parker, Blue Duck, and Buffalo Hump.



In order of publication
  1. Lonesome Dove (1985)
  2. Streets of Laredo (1993)
  3. Dead Man's Walk (1995)
  4. Comanche Moon (1997)
In order of internal chronology
  1. Dead Man's Walk – set in the early 1840s
  2. Comanche Moon – set in the 1850–60s
  3. Lonesome Dove – set in mid-to-late 1870s
  4. Return to Lonesome Dove - set in mid-to-late 1880s
  5. Streets of Laredo – set in the early 1890s

Television miniseries[edit]

  1. Lonesome Dove (1989)
  2. Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) – This miniseries is set a year after the events of Lonesome Dove. The story was written by John Wilder.[1][2] McMurtry was not involved in the production of this and he was not happy when CBS implied that he was a collaborator.[3]
  3. Streets of Laredo (1995)
  4. Dead Man's Walk (1996)
  5. Comanche Moon (2008)

Television series[edit]

  1. Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994–95)
  2. Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995–96)


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