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Riders of the purple sage

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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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Grouping Title riders of the purple sage
Grouping Author grey zane
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-02 04:18:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-19 04:21:31AM

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display_description First published in 1912, "Riders of the Purple Sage" is Zane Grey's genre defining novel, which has been referred to as "the most popular western novel of all time." Set in the canyon country of southern Utah in 1871, it is the story of Jane Withersteen, a Mormon who has refused the wishes of her father to marry Elder Tull because she does not love him. Jane, whose father has passed away and has inherited his valuable ranch, is persecuted by the Mormon community for her refusal to marry Elder Tull, and for her befriending of cowboy Bern Venters, a non-Mormon. The conflict between Jane and the rest of the community intensifies when a mysterious stranger named Lassiter, who is seeking to avenge the murder of his sister Milly Erne, comes to town. Rich with western detail, set against the backdrop of the Mormon influx into Utah, with a mysterious "Masked Rider", and a gang of rustlers, "Riders of the Purple Sage" played an important role in shaping the formula of popular Western fiction and remains to this day one of its most popular examples. This edition includes illustrations by W. Herbert Dunton and a biographical afterword.
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subject_facet Cattle stealing -- Fiction, Cowboys -- Fiction, Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Lassiter (Fictitious character), Mormon women -- Fiction, Mormons -- Fiction, Mormons -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction, Outlaws -- Fiction, Outlaws -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction, Polygamy -- Fiction, Ranches -- Fiction, Utah -- Fiction, Utah -- History -- Fiction, Western stories, Withersteen, Jane (Fictitious character), Women ranchers -- Fiction
title_display Riders of the purple sage
title_full Riders of the purple sage / Zane Grey ; introduction by Jane Tompkins, Riders of the purple sage [electronic resource] Grey, Zane, 1872-1939,, The riders of the purple sage [electronic resource] / Zane Grey
title_short Riders of the purple sage
topic_facet Cattle stealing, Cowboys, Electronic books, History, Lassiter (Fictitious character), Mormon women, Mormons, Outlaws, Polygamy, Ranches, Western stories, Withersteen, Jane (Fictitious character), Women ranchers