Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) was an American novelist, or as he would say, “an American storyteller.” The majority of his work was western novels (which he referred to as “Frontier novels”), although he had some science fiction and historical fiction books in there as well. Several of his books were adapted into films, including Crossfire Trail, The Iron Marshal (as Shaughnessy), Conagher, The Quick and the Dead, Down the Long Hills, The Shadow Riders, The Man Called Noon and too many others to list.
During his nearly 40 year career, L’Amour wrote 89 novels, 14 short story collections and two non-fiction books, which would categorize him as a prolific author under any criteria. All of his work remains in print to this day. Since then, several works of L’Amour’s have been published posthumously. Below is a list of Louis L’Amour’s books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):
Publication Order of Sackett Books
Publication Order of Talon Books
Publication Order of Chantry Books
Publication Order of Kilkenny Books
Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Chronological Order of Sackett Books
Chronological Order of Talon Books
Chronological Order of Chantry Books
Chronological Order of Kilkenny Books
Chronological Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: The Hopalong Cassidy series was originally published under the pen name Tex Burns. Whenever asked for one of these books to be autographed, L’Amour refused, insisting that “they weren’t his books.” When asked late in life about the series, L’Amour confessed he wrote the books, but only did them for the money.
The anthology The Golden West also contains stories by Zane Grey and Max Brand. A Trail of Memories: The Quotations Of Louis L’Amour was compiled by Angelique L’Amour.
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