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The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

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Set in 1885, a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. It focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature.