His background is shadowy, his presence commanding. He brings law and order to a frontier town and wins the love of a pretty schoolteacher from the East. He is the Virginian-the first fully realized cowboy hero in American literature, a near-mythic figure whose idealized image has profoundly influenced our national consciousness. This enduring work of fiction marks his first appearance in popular culture-the birth of a legend that lives with us still. Recommended for grade 11. Copyright 2002, 2010 - Signet Classics edition. Dimensions: 4.125 x 6.75 inches. Soft cover. 384 pp.