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Riders of the Purple Sage

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Written by Zane GreyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Zane Grey
Introduction by William HandleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Handley

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: December 10, 2002
  • Price: $12.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-6612-1 (0-8129-6612-0)
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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.”

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