Riders of the Purple Sage (Paperback)

By Zane Grey, William R. Handley (Introduction by), William R. Handley (Notes by)
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Description


Told by a master storyteller who, according to critic Russell Nye, "combined adventure, action, violence, crisis, conflict, sentimentalism, and sex in an extremely shrewd mixture," "Riders of the Purple Sage" is a classic of the Western genre. It is the story of Lassiter, a gunslinging avenger in black, who shows up in a remote Utah town just in time to save the young and beautiful rancher Jane Withersteen from having to marry a Mormon elder against her will. Lassiter is on his own quest, one that ends when he discovers a secret grave on Jane's grounds. " Zane Grey's] popularity was neither accidental nor undeserved," wrote Nye. "Few popular novelists have possessed such a grasp of what the public wanted and few have developed Grey's skill at supplying it.

About the Author


Legendary author Zane Grey is known as the greatest storyteller of the American West. He was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West. The author of more than 90 novels, there are over 40 million copies of his books in print. Among his most popular works are: Riders of the Purple Sage, and The Lone Star Ranger which was the basis for the television series and movie, The Lone Ranger. Many famous actors got their start in films based on Zane Grey novels, including: Gary Cooper, William Powell, Richard Arlen, Buster Crabbe, Shirley Temple and Fay Wray.

William R. Handley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern California. His articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Contemporary Literature and Twentieth Century Literature.

William R. Handley is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern California. His articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Contemporary Literature and Twentieth Century Literature.

Praise For…


“[Zane Grey is] an amazingly significant literary phenomenon.”—Hamlin Garland

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812966121
ISBN-10: 0812966120
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: December 10th, 2002
Pages: 320
Language: English