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


The father of the western novel, Zane Grey (1872 - 1939) was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He wrote 58 westerns and almost 30 other books. Over 100 films have been based on his work.

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