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A master of narrative momentum and suspense, Zane Grey sweeps readers into his stories and makes them feel that things are out of control, that boundaries are being burst. In Riders of the Purple Sage , the most famous novel of the American West, Grey creates a hero of epic proportions, a villain of legendary evil and a world in which the landscape is rendered with such force that it seems to express thoughts and feelings, to become a character in its own right. Indeed, Riders of the Purple Sage derives much of its depth and power from passions whose forbidden and overwhelming nature cannot be expressed by human beings and are therefore embodied in the natural world. In his depiction of the relationship between Lassiter, the hero, and Jane Withersteen, Grey breaks other literary barriers- Jane, modelled on the heroines of the nineteenth-century novel, must come to terms with the values expressed by Lassiter - the harsh, 'masculine' values of the twentieth century. Their struggles together represent the tumultuous changes society itself was confronting.

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auth_author2 Bramhall, Mark., Buka, Donald, 1921-2009.
author Grey, Zane, 1872-1939.
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display_description Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels Sold

The premier chronicler of the American West, legendary storyteller Zane Grey has captivated millions of readers with his timeless adventures of life, death, gunfire, and justice. This is the Old West in all its glory and grandeur. Forged in blood. Enflamed by passion. Emblazoned with bullets. . .

Riders Of The Purple Sage

Cottonwoods, Utah. 1871. A woman stands accused. A man, sentenced to whipping. Into this travesty of small-town justice rides the one man the town elders fear. His name is Lassiter, a notorious gunman who's come to avenge his sister's death. It doesn't take Lassiter long to see that this once-peaceful Mormon community is controlled by the corrupt Deacon Tull--a powerful elder who's trying to take the woman's land by forcing her to marry him, branding her foreman as a dangerous "outsider." Lassiter vows to help them. But when the ranch is attacked by horse thieves, cattle rustlers, and a mysterious Masked Rider, he realizes they're up against something bigger, and more brutal, than the land itself. . .

In this battle, no man rides alone.

"Zane Grey epitomized the mythical West that should have been. . . the standout among them is Riders of the Purple Sage." --True West

"Grey was a champion of the American wilderness and the men and women who tamed the Old West." --Booklist
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Fiction, Mormon women -- Fiction, Polygamy -- Fiction, Utah -- Fiction, Western stories, Women ranchers -- Fiction
title_display Riders of the purple sage
title_full Riders of the Purple Sage, Riders of the Purple Sage Riders of the Purple Sage Series, Book 1, Riders of the Purple Sage [electronic resource] / Zane Grey, Riders of the purple sage / Zane Grey, Riders of the purple sage [electronic resource] / Zane Grey, Riders of the purple sage [sound recording] / Zane Grey
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