History Creator / LouisLAmour

25th Mar '18 10:06:08 PM Mdumas43073
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. While Westerns were his preferred genre, he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, TheWestern, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. While Westerns were his preferred genre, he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
25th Mar '18 10:04:46 PM Mdumas43073
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[[DownerEnding He died of lung cancer in 1988.]] His autobiography, ''Education of a Traveling Man'' was published posthumously.

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[[DownerEnding He died of lung cancer in 1988.]] His autobiography, ''Education of a Traveling Man'' Man'', was published posthumously.posthumously.
25th Mar '18 10:04:15 PM Mdumas43073
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. While Westerns were his prefered genre, he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. While Westerns were his prefered preferred genre, he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
25th Mar '18 10:04:05 PM Mdumas43073
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was While Westerns were his prefered genre, though he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
25th Mar '18 10:03:34 PM Mdumas43073
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he referred to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he referred to all of his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
25th Mar '18 10:03:14 PM Mdumas43073
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench, March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour (born [[note]]born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench, March EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench[[/note]] (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered referred to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
3rd Nov '17 4:40:50 PM dlchen145
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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.

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A TropeCodifier for TheWestern genre, Louis L'Amour (born Louis La Moore, but he changed his name because EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench) EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench, March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) wrote eighty-six novels and several more short stories over the course of his life. TheWestern was his prefered genre, though he refered to all his novels as "frontier stories" and he wrote historical fiction set in other eras as well, plus the occasional thriller or fantasy.
27th Aug '17 9:17:28 PM PaulA
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: In ''The Walking Drum'', Kerbouchard and Comtesse Suzanne are incognito in Kiev as brother and sister, meaning they must share a room at an inn. She defiantly tells him that she has a dagger and ''will'' kill him if he tries anything. Kerbouchard, who had no intentions of the sort, teases her about it, getting her even more worried, and then simply goes to sleep, knowing that while he's having a peaceful night's sleep, she'll be lying awake all night worrying and wishing he'd at least ''try'' so she could get some sleep. And yes, she's a little insulted in the morning that he didn't even consider it.


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* BoomTown:
** Tell Sackett founds one of these almost inadvertently in ''Sackett'', as a cover for his more profitable gold strike some distance away.
** In ''Fallon'', the titular character starts a boomtown on top of a boomtown.
** In ''The Iron Marshall'' it's pointed out several times that the town didn't exist just a year before.
** In ''Bendigo Shafter'', building a town is the whole point.


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* ChangingOfTheGuard: Happens repeatedly in his generational saga about the Sackett family.


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* DeterminedWidow: Mary Breydon in ''The Cherokee Trail''.


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* TheGunfighterWannabe: ''Sackett'' has one of the hanger-on type of gunfighter wannabe.


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* GunTwirling: In an effort to subvert this trope, L'Amour had one of his characters twirling his gun and accidentally killing a man. When he's hanged, the townspeople put a sign around his neck saying "This was no accident".


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* NewOldWest: ''The Broken Gun'' is set in the 1950s, with a reporter following up on century-old journal pages stuffed in a revolver.


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* ThePioneer: Barnabas Sackett, founder of the Sackett dynasty, starting in ''Sackett's Land''.


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* {{Prospector}}: In ''Sackett'', Tell Sackett more or less stumbles into becoming one.


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* RetiredGunfighter: Kilkenny, in several books by Louis L'Amour, is TheDrifter because he wants to retire, but people won't let him once they find out who he is.
* TheSheriff: In ''The Daybreakers'', Orrin Sackett parlays his successful term as a town marshal for Mora, New Mexico to run for county sheriff. His brother Tyrel's turn as town marshal for a small mining town doesn't go as well, though he makes a fine deputy sheriff later.
* SouthernGentleman: Drake Morrell from ''Bendigo Shafter''.


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* TrainJob: ''The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon'' has the protagonist plan out the robbery of a train carrying a fortune in gold.
24th Aug '17 1:31:45 AM PaulA
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!!'''He and his books provide examples of the following tropes:'''

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!!'''He and his books provide !!Works by Louis L'Amour with their own pages:

* ''Literature/LastOfTheBreed''

!!Other works by Louis L'Amour contain
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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Joe Mack of ''Literature/LastOfTheBreed''. American jet fighter pilot and proud Sioux warrior.
24th Aug '17 1:23:03 AM PaulA
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Almost all his books were westerns, but towards the end of his life he branched out to other genres. The most obvious example is ''The Haunted Mesa'', which is a TrappedInAnotherWorld HeroicFantasy. Another is The Walking Drum, which is still historical fiction, but is about the Moorish Empire.
* AntiHero: A great deal of his protagonists fall into this category, sticking a whole lot closer to a code of honor (don't hit women, don't steal cattle, don't shoot a man in the back, etc.) than actual laws. Most would fall into III or IV, but some are II instead. It's rare that the protagonist isn't at least a KnightInSourArmor.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Almost all his books were westerns, but towards the end of his life he branched out to other genres. The most obvious example is ''The Haunted Mesa'', which is a TrappedInAnotherWorld HeroicFantasy. Another is The ''The Walking Drum, Drum'', which is still historical fiction, but is about the Moorish Empire.
* AntiHero: A great deal of his protagonists fall into this category, sticking a whole lot closer to a code of honor (don't hit women, don't steal cattle, don't shoot a man in the back, etc.) than actual laws. Most would fall into III or IV, but some are II instead. It's rare that the protagonist isn't at least a KnightInSourArmor.



* DatingCatwoman: Literally. At one point, L'Amour was engaged to Julie Newmar, [[Series/{{Batman}} the original Catwoman]].



* PrintLongRunners: ''The Sacketts'' goes on for seventeen books, plus two short stories.
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