The Paperback of the Bendigo Shafter (Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures) by Louis L’Amour at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Reviews Bendigo Shafter. By Louis L’Amour. (New York: Bantam Books, pages, $ Bendigo Shafter. By Louis L’Amour. Original Publisher: Bantam Books Current Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group (Random House, Inc.).

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Jan 26, Kristy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. One of the people in the wagon train that he was a part of is a widow and she takes him under her wing.

Editor Permission Required You must have editing permission for this entry in order to post comments. Through all these obstacles, Bendigo is made into a man. He goes from building houses to driving cattle across the country to serving as town marshal to striking gold to becoming a published writer in prestigious newspapers to finally turning his hand toward ranching. Bendigo Shafte rhowever, was written twenty years later and was part of a separate series, featuring the Sacketts.

Nov 26, Celeste Batchelor rated it it was amazing.

Bendigo Shafter

My favorite part of this book I enjoyed this book by Louis L’Amour thoroughly. He’s a survivor and he doesn’t give up easy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Do Far and away my favorite of all Louis L’Amour books. Contact Contact Us Help. If this is the same Ethan then he is still alive during the same time as Tell, Orrin and Tyerel come West, as well as all the other youngsters bejdigo the Sackett clan.

Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? In Bendigo Shafter, the titular hero tells his own story of coming to manhood. If you’re curious about Louis, pick it up. It is also cool because, even though it is fiction, it is something that represents what happened many times in the old west. It is not to wait for supper of an evening or for bedtime or for a drink at a saloon.


From the hardships of the first winter to the gradual building of a new town and a young man’s mind and maturity to the caresses of L’Amour’s obvious deep love for the country itself I am looking forward to next re My husband and I both enjoyed some of the Louis L’Amour novels about the Sackett family. Bendigo Shafter by Louis L’Amour. Subscribe to this feed. No value judgement, only the incompatibility of their culture to 18th Century Frontier American – oil and water.

I have not read a Louis L’Amour novel in years and this was a bit like picking up an old friend. As do many of his stories, this one takes place just after the Civil War and centers around the exploration and settling of the near West, this one settling in Wyoming near the Continental Divide. Overall though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

BENDIGO SHAFTER by Louis L’Amour | Kirkus Reviews

After last year’s Fair Blows the Wind, L’Amour is further west–and much closer bwndigo his hickory-smoked home ground. So it came off more like boasting.

Atypical, because of its loose plot structure and wide range of strongly defined characters. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. This is another one of Louis L’Amour’s epic novels. Louis was trying to show the readers that at the end of they day, Benjamin will do what needs to be done without hesitation.


It just felt a bit unpolished and lacking in any kind of finesse. In the Postscript, Beau L’Amour walks you through Louis’ personal notes and ideas for one of his most popular and influential novels.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The story is well crafted with interesting characters and a great flow.


Benjamin Shafter is the best role model in literature. I would like to know if that is the complete book and if it is,what is the sequel to it? Another installment in L’Amour’s voluminous history of the Sacketts, the Shafters, and others in their emigration from the British Isles to the Carolinas and West of the Mississippi.

But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges.

Was there even a relationship to care about? I’ve continued to read and love L’Amour all my life but had missed this particular one until now. At what point does a group of strangers become a community?

In between the great quotes, though, it felt like each turning point in Bendigo’s life was its own vignette and by the end it just didn’t feel like they added up to a cohesive whole. There’s plenty of action, but not a lot of slap-leather, get-out-of-town-by-noon stuff. Bendigo Shafter is 6’2″, kind and gentle toward women, a hard worker who takes satisfac Mixed feelings on this one.