The Big Country (Hamilton novel)

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The Big Country
The Big Country Dell First edition B115.jpg
Paperback original
Author Donald Hamilton
Country United States
Language English
Genre Western novel
Publisher Dell Publishing
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)

The Big Country is a Western novel by Donald Hamilton that was expanded from his original short story Ambush at Blanco Canyon.

Plot summary[edit]

Maryland sea captain James McKay goes west to Texas, to claim his bride, and steps into a violent feud over water.

Film adaptation[edit]

Filmed in 1958 starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Charles Bickford, Burl Ives and Chuck Connors.

Comic book adaptation[edit]

The Big Country comics

Publication history[edit]