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The Resource Warlock, by Oakley Hall

Warlock, by Oakley Hall

Label
Warlock
Title
Warlock
Statement of responsibility
by Oakley Hall
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the big novel that some day was bound to some day come out of our proud Western tradition. It is the story of a lonely marshal who was as much outside the law as the terrorists he was hired to destroy, and of the town he tried to rid of violence. Drawing on events known to have happened on the Southwest frontier of the 1880s, Oakley Hall not only has brought to life one of the most vivid periods of out national history, but has done it with a storytelling impact of a rare order. When the tale opens, Warlock, a territorial mining settlement, is in a state of virtual siege a the hands of a gang of desperado cattle rustlers led by a wanton killer. With no means of law enforcement other than a deputy sheriff, a Citizens Committee takes over and hires a "peace" officer, Clay Blaisedell, renowned gunman. The novel's action spans the year during which he his Warlock's marshal-- a year that begins in fear and desperation, and ends in a holocaust of violence. Blaisedell, fearless and righteous, ignites this tragic chain of events when he kills a man by mistake, unleashing treacheries, attempted lynchings, murders, and "walks" to kill down the main street. Out of the large cast of characters emerges a series of arrestingly realized personalities, from Blaisedell, a native son in the tradition of Wyatt Earp, to George Holloway, drunken judge "by acceptance" and voice of doom with his taunts of "Where is the law? Who are you? Where is your responsibility? Besides sweeping along on a rip-tide of mounting action, Warlock presents a searching drama of ever-widening circles of conflict which ultimately involve an entire town in common disaster. It is a powerful and a deeply imaginative novel that Oakley Hall has produced-- one that brings him to the high ground of American fiction -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A373
LC item number
W37 1958
Literary form
fiction
Label
Warlock, by Oakley Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
331463
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
471 pages
Lccn
58009649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)331463
Label
Warlock, by Oakley Hall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
331463
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
471 pages
Lccn
58009649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)331463

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