This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Pearl Zane Grey (1872-1939)
|Publisher:||The Musson Book Company Limited|
|Tags:||fiction, western, film adaptation|
Yes, this is a typical formulaic western by Grey, set in the American Southwest (near the Dirty Devil River in SE Utah). Loner cowboy with a vague and shady past meets beautiful woman new to the west and vulnerable. Cowboy saves the day, falls in love, overcomes tremendous odds brought by nature and evil men, kills a few bad guys and demonstrates outstanding shooting skills, and still has to be convinced by fair maiden that he is the worthy recipient of her undying love. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Grey, Zane
Zane Grey, author of over 90 novels, is best known for his best-selling book “Riders of the Purple Sage”. Writing from personal knowledge of the western United States, his western novels feature fishing and hunting, along with horse and cattle rustling, water wars and land speculation. His novels and story lines became the source of 112 movies, several feature comic books, serial magazine articles, and the TV series “Zane Grey Theater”. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
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