Bio: (1872-1939) A prolific American writer and pioneer of Western as a new literary genre, Zane Grey produced over sixty books, and almost as many have been published posthumously. In his works, Grey presented the West as a moral battle ground, in which his characters are destroyed because of their inability to change or be redeemed through a final confrontation with their past. Grey's semioutlaw heroes were his most interesting creation, among them Lassiter in Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), a gunman who has lost a girl he loved to a Mormon preacher, and Buck Duane, the agonized killer of Lone Star Ranger (1915). Randolph Scott played a former outlaw in Fritz Lang's film Western Union (1941), based on Grey's novel. Grey's stories, set against the beautiful but harsh landscape of the West, have fascinated readers all over the world.

In 1908 Grey made a journey to the West with Colonel C.J. ('Buffalo') Jones, who told him tales of adventure on the plains. The trip was a turning point in Grey's career. He began writing Western novels in the tradition of Owen Wister and produced the first, The Last of the Plainsmen, in 1908. In 1912 the publishing company Harpers brought out Riders of the Purple Sage. It sold two million copies, was filmed three times, and became Grey's best-known western.

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Last of the Plainsmen
Buffalo Jones was born sixty-two years ago on the Illinois prairie, and he has devoted practically all of his life to the pursuit of wild animals. It has been a pursuit which owed its unflagging energy and indomitable purpose to a singular passion, almost an obsession, to capture alive, not to kill. For ten years he labored, pursuing, capturing and taming buffalo, for which the West gave him fame, and the name Preserver of the American Bison.
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Lone Star Ranger
As the son of an infamous gunfighter, Buck Duane has the natural instincts and lightening-quick reflexes of his father. After killing a man in self-defense, he becomes an outlaw living amongst gunfighters and bandits on the Texas-Mexico border.
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Riders of the Purple Sage
In the remote border country of South Utah, a man is about to be whipped in order to pressure Jane Withersteen into marrying against her will. The punishment is halted by the arrival of the hero, Lassiter, a gunman in black leather, who routs the persecutors and then gradually recounts his own history of an endless search for a woman abducted long ago. Secrecy, seduction, captivity, and escape: out of these elements Zane Grey built his first acclaimed story of the American West
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Rustlers of Pecos County
TEXAS: They took the most contrary bunch of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, shootists, rascals, and politicians, jumbled them together, and somehow formed a state. They called it Texas, but for defenseless women and children, it was hell. Texas Rangers: Although they were outnumbered a thousand to one, the Texas Rangers fought a holding action against the complete breakdown of law and order, often paying for peace with their lives. But one county held out agains... more info>>
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Rustlers of the Pecos
by Zane Grey TEXAS: They took the most contrary bunch of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, shootists, rascals, and politicians, jumbled them together, and somehow formed a state. They called it Texas, but for defenseless women and children, it was hell. Texas Rangers: Although they were outnumbered a thousand to one, the Texas Rangers fought a holding action against the complete breakdown of law and order, often paying for peace with their lives. But one county ... more info>>
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The First Zane Grey Omnibus: Riders of the Purple Sage; Light of Western Stars; Call of the Canyon
Three Novels By the Greatest Western Writer of All Time! Zane Grey knew the West. He'd lived there. His ancestors had helped pioneer it. That's why his stories of the frontier ring with authenticity and stirring action. Who can read his novels and not be swept away by their breathtaking thrills and heart-stirring romance. Now complete and unabridged, you can read three of Zane Grey's most acclaimed novels in one inexpensive eBook: Riders of the Purple Sage--the brave days of old Utah, the brave ... more info>>
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Wildfire
A cowboy tracks a wild Mustang through a prairie fire, then is hurt before he can show anyone what he has. Finally, he finds a young girl who can ride him and perhaps he finds love along with her.
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