Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage

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No book has a better claim to have invented the myth of the American West. It is 1871 in Cottonwoods, Utah. This is the story of the gunman, Lassiter, and the Mormon rancher, Jane Withersteen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 18mm | 349g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765396297
  • 9780765396297

About Zane Grey

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 130 films have been based on his work.show more

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-[A] well-handled melodramatic story of hairsbreadth escapes.- --Booklist -Poignant in its emotional qualities.- --The New York Times -A powerful work, exceedingly well written.- --The Brooklyn Eagle -Episodes of bravery, scoundrelism, chivalry, horsemanship, and ready shooting...make up the body of his story.- --The New York Worldshow more

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7,526 ratings
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4 34% (2,531)
3 30% (2,252)
2 8% (632)
1 3% (231)
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