Zane Grey

Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. Born on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio, Grey is particularly famous for his Western novels, which captivated audiences with their vivid depictions of the Old West. Among his most famous works is the novel 'Riders of the Purple Sage.' Grey's books have been adapted into numerous films and continue to be widely read today. He passed away on October 23, 1939.


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  1. 1. Riders of the Purple Sage

    "Riders of the Purple Sage" is a classic Western novel that tells the story of a woman named Jane Withersteen, who is persecuted by her Mormon fundamentalist church community in Utah for her friendship with a non-Mormon man. She is protected by a mysterious rider known as Lassiter, a gunslinger who is seeking revenge for the death of his sister. The novel explores themes of religious intolerance, the struggle for personal freedom, and the violent frontier life in the American West.

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