Riders of the purple sage

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In 1871 Utah, young Jane Withersteen is courted by Elder Tull, the leader of her polygamous Mormon church. When Jane refuses, the local Mormons persecute her. Meanwhile, Jane's friend, Bern Venters, is captured by Tull's posse and faces a harsh sentence. Jane defends him, causing even more friction with the Mormon populace. Enter Lassiter, a friend to Venters and an infamous gunslinger. His appearance causes Tull and his men to release Venters and flee - sparking a conflict that leaves Jane questioning her loyalties, Venters finding love, and Lassiter seeking revenge.
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auth_author2 Bolen, John., Lackey, Michael,, Richardson, Ann M.,
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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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series Penguin twentieth-century classics, Riders of the Purple Sage, Tantor unabridged classics
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cattle stealing -- Fiction, Cowboys -- Fiction, Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Large type 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 [electronic resource] Grey, Zane,, Riders of the purple sage / Zane Grey ; introduction by Jane Tompkins, Riders of the purple sage [electronic resource] / Zane Grey, 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 Audiobooks, Cattle stealing, Cowboys, Electronic books, History, Large type books, Lassiter (Fictitious character), Mormon women, Mormons, Outlaws, Polygamy, Ranches, Western stories, Withersteen, Jane (Fictitious character), Women ranchers