A light-hearted western adventure series set in the closing decades of the 19th century, an age in which the inventive spirit and imagination of America changed in the world forever.
Richard Dean Anderson stars as Ernest Pratt, an ink-stained wretch of a dime novelist who, with the aid of an eccentric...
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Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950), in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, ...
Ernest Pratt, played by Richard Dean Anderson, was born into a good, conservative Boston family in 1836 and attended Harvard College for a short time, where he fell under the spell of the Romantic poets and Gothic literature. Defying his banker father, Pratt decided to pursue the life of a writer and headed west to San Francisco where he became an apprentice reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. A chance meeting with Mark Twain changed Pratt's life and inspired the young man to set to work on his first successful book, Solitary Knight of the High Plains, which introduced the dashing hero, Nicodemus Legend. Pratt's technique of writing in the first person helps give his readers the impression that Legend's exploits are real.
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