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Publication Order of Hopalong Cassidy Books

Bar-20 (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orphan (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopalong Cassidy (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bar-20 Days / Hopalong Cassidy's Private War (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buck Peters, Ranchman (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coming of Cassidy (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Bar 20 (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Nelson (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bar-20 Three / Hopalong Cassidy Sees Red (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tex (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bring Me His Ears (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
H. C. Returns (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Buttes (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rustler's Valley (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cottonwood Gulch (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopalong Cassidy's Saddle Mate (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bar-20 Rides Again (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corson of the J.C. (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mesquite Jenkins (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Me An' Shorty (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deputy Sheriff (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopalong Cassidy and the Eagles Brood (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round-Up (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail Dust (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
On The Trail Of The Tumbling T (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopalong Cassidy Takes Cards (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hopalong Cassidy Serves a Writ (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon

The “Hopalong Cassidy” series by Clarence Mulford is about a cowboy hero that was created by the author. The character was created by Clarence in the year 1904, and the first book, titled “Bar-20” was released in the year 1906. Clarence wrote some popular novels and short stories about this one legged character. The character, in the early books, was depicted as being dangerous, rude, and talking rough. His wooden leg causes him to hop when he walks, which is where the nickname originates from.

Starting in the year 1935, William Boyd played the character, and thecharacter was portrayed as a sarsaparilla drinking and clean cut hero. There were a total of 66 films released that star the Hopalong Cassidy character, only a few of which were based on the stories.

There have also been comic books and comic strips, as well as record readers.

Four of the novels were written by famous western novelist Louis L’Amour, who was chosen by Mulford to continue the series. Later on, an author by the name of Susie Coffman published a book of stories that feature the character. Three of these tales feature William Boyd’s wife.

“Bar-20” is the first novel in the “Hopalong Cassidy” series and was released in the year 1906. Cassidy is able to fan a gun, just like Billy the Kid. He could shoot six rounds in three seconds, and that is just his slowest time. There is no one in Texas able to beat him.

That was until he met Slim Travennes who is head of the Sandy Creek Vigilante Committee. Slim was quick as a snake. There was no one that could go up against him and live through it. No one. Hoppy had the choice to stand or die. He did not have any other choice, none whatsoever.

These are great stories that some have been fans of for many years now, and cannot get enough of them. No matter how many times they have read them. Fans of the novel found that even though they were fans of the movies, this was a great discovery. Some really enjoy the way that Clarence spins a western tale with some funny situations and conversations being shared in this. These are quite fascinating characters and they all seem to be larger than life. Some wish they could just read these books, and do nothing else, they are that enjoyable for them.

“The Orphan” is the second novel in the “Hopalong Cassidy” series and was released in the year 1908. The Orphan has become obsessed with getting revenge. He is hunting a man that is accused of killing his father fifteen years back. Sheriff Jim Shields tracks The Orphan, who is a young man that is supposed to have killed two sheep herders.

Apaches push both The Orphan and the sheriff to work together to fight them off. During this, the sheriff begins wondering if The Orphan is truly a ruthless killer or is just a victim of his circumstances. He is able to get The Orphan work as a cow puncher, but the past the young man has comes back to haunt him.

The Coming of Cassidy

Buck would like to make the Bar-20 a raging success, but a gang of buffalo hunters are looking to take his cattle and kill him. Cassidy, a cowhand, comes to help him.

The story was so fascinating for some, they simply could not put the books down for very long. The novel uses some of the talk of the time, and in this, you get to see just how Hoppy got his name. Fans of the novel found this to be enjoyable and an interesting read. This, for some, was worthy of the title of classic western. This will not disappoint readers of the series, the good guy is able to get the girl and kill the bad guys. Here are some books that just get better and better the more books that come out.

“Hopalong Cassidy” is the third novel in the “Hopalong Cassidy” series and was released in the year 1910. Jim Meeker journeyed from Montana to run some cattle in Texas, but found that Hoppy’s Bar-20 runs the water. Three rustlers start a cattle war; powder is primed, guns cocked. Hoppy is right in the middle of the whole thing.

Brother faces brother and friend faces friend in this one. Time is growing short, and the range has been colored red with spilled blood.

Some found this is packed with some interesting characters, and a vivid look as to what life was like during the period this is set in. Fans of the novel enjoyed the book, especially the part where they can just sit back and enjoy a book, and not have to critique its style. Here is the grandfather to the Western Romance novel. It features everything you could ever want: mayhem, violence, top notch accuracy with a pistol, and gentlemen that treat ladies like ladies.

“Bar-20 Days” is the fourth novel in the “Hopalong Cassidy” series and was released in the year 1911. Marshall Edwards told them all to keep their hands (the outlaws) where he could see them. The first one that moves, he drops. He is unable, however, to see everyone and everything. He was not able to see that there were some outlaws behind him or the bullet that goes into his back.

Hoppy sees each and everyone of them. That is something you can count on. He will hunt them down, even if it takes him the rest of whatever life he has left so that he can find the guy that killed his friend. Hoppy will make sure he gets payback for Marshall Edwards.

These books are stellar reads that are much better than the perfect character that they watched many times on television. He seems more like a real person, with all kinds of flaws and problems going on. Fans of the novel wish that they would have found these books much sooner, as they are full of great characters and storytelling. The author has a dry with that is able to make some readers actually laugh out loud while they are reading the books. Some find that it is simply relaxing to read one of these books, as they enjoy reading all about different adventures that Hopalong Cassidy gets up to.

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2 Responses to “Hopalong Cassidy”

  1. Rebecca: 10 months ago

    I agree, no wooden leg. Just a limp. These were my uncles books. I read them as a 12 year old girl, still love them. Never Wm Boyd.

  2. Ivey Q: 4 years ago

    Hopalong didn’t have a wooden leg. He hopped due to a previous wound to his leg.


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