Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Owen Wister which are The Virginian and Lady Baltimore. Owen Wister was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. His most famous work remains the 1902 novel The Virginian, a complex mixture of persons, places and events dramatized from experience, word of mouth, and his own imagination - ultimately creating the archetypal cowboy. This is widely regarded as being the first cowboy novel. Novels selected for this book: The Virginian. Lady Baltimore. This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.