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Collected Works of Billy the Kid, the (1970) [Collection]
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence. William Bonney killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint, a boy with buck teeth and a pleasant face who could shoot a stranger calmly in the heart and walk away while birds ravaged the corpse.

Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje traces Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

Original title: The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry
PoetryVerse
FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaNineteenth Century
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental


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  • Awarded the 1970 Governor General's Award for Poetry

Edition #1: The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (August 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307397614
Dimensions: 5.5 x 9.6 x 0.5 in
Pages: 118
Notes: Afterword by Michael Ondaatje

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747572602
Pages: 105

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
ISBN: 9780887846083
Pages: 105

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (March 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 9780679767862
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 105

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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (August 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780330310420
Pages: 105

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