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'Drag' Harlan   By: (1875-1942)

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In Charles Alden Seltzer's novel, 'Drag' Harlan, readers are transported to the wild and treacherous world of the Old West. Set amidst the backdrop of dusty towns and lawless territories, this tale takes readers on an exhilarating and action-packed journey.

The story revolves around the mysterious and enigmatic protagonist, 'Drag' Harlan, a man with a troubled past who wanders from town to town, always finding himself in the middle of trouble. Harlan's magnetic presence and his unmatched skills with a gun make him a fearsome force to reckon with. As the tale unfolds, Seltzer delves deep into Harlan's complex psyche, revealing his internal struggles and emotional turmoil that lie beneath his tough exterior.

Seltzer's evocative writing style creates a vivid and immersive reading experience. The author effortlessly paints detailed pictures of the rugged landscapes, bringing the Old West to life with each turn of the page. The carefully crafted descriptions allow readers to visualize the characters, their actions, and the world they inhabit, making it easy to get lost in the story.

One of the novel's strengths lies in its rich cast of characters. From the cunning outlaws to the tough lawmen, each supporting character adds depth and intrigue to the narrative. Seltzer skillfully develops their individual backstories, giving readers a sense of their motivations and desires. These well-rounded characters bring an authenticity to the story, making the reader invest emotionally in their fates.

What also stands out in 'Drag' Harlan is the tightly woven plot filled with unexpected twists and turns. Seltzer masterfully interweaves multiple storylines, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with every revelation. The pacing is expertly managed, ensuring that the suspense never wavers, making it nearly impossible to put the book down.

While 'Drag' Harlan is undoubtedly an exciting and gripping tale, some readers might find the occasional heavy-handed dialogue and predictable scenarios a bit off-putting. However, these moments are overshadowed by the book's overall appeal and would not discourage most readers from enjoying the book.

Overall, 'Drag' Harlan is a thrilling Western novel that captures the essence of the Old West with its compelling characters, vivid descriptions, and exciting plot. Charles Alden Seltzer's writing prowess and his ability to transport readers to a different time and place make this a must-read for fans of the genre. It is a tantalizing journey through the untamed wilds, filled with gunfights, adventure, and a protagonist whose complexities make him truly unforgettable.

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Author of The Boss of the Lazy Y, "Firebrand" Trevison, The Trail Horde, The Ranchman, Etc.

Frontispiece by P. V. E. Ivory

[Illustration: She laid her head on his shoulder, sobbing, and talking incoherently. (Page 65)]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers :: New York

Made in the United States of America

Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1921

Published May, 1921

Copyrighted in Great Britain


CHAPTER PAGE I A Desert Rider 1 II A Man's Reputation 9 III A Girl Waits 31 IV His Shadow Before 38 V A Prison 48 VI Chain Lightning 58 VII Single Handed 66 VIII Barbara Is Puzzled 78 IX An Unwelcome Guest 88 X On Guard 96 XI The Intruder 107 XII Barbara Sees a Light 114 XIII Harlan Takes Charge 119 XIV Shadows 129 XV Linked 142 XVI Deep Water 153 XVII Forging a Letter 159 XVIII Harlan Rides Alone 169 XIX Harlan Joins the Gang 174 ... Continue reading book >>

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