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Zane Grey

Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage

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In 1870s Utah, a beautiful young rancher becomes the object of desire for a local polygamist eager to make her one of his many wives. She successfully rejects his advances with the support of two notorious outcasts. Jane Withersteen is a part of a strict Mormon community in Utah. Despite the conservative nature of her peers, she is an independent rancher who lives alone on her family's land. When she catches the eye of Elder Tull, a prominent church leader, he plans to make her his next wife. He twists the law and manipulates members of the community to isolate Jane, hoping to wear her down. But the cowboy Bern Venters and infamous gunslinger, Jim Lassiter help to stop Tull in his tracks. Riders of the Purple Sage is a classic western written in Grey's signature prose. Once described as the most popular western novel of all time the story has been adapted across multiple mediums, including five feature films. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Riders of the Purple Sage is both modern and readable.

Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Mint Editions
Published: 08/10/2021
Pages: 344
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9781513205649

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.2
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 66997 / Riders of the Purple Sage

About the Author
Grey, Zane: -

Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American writer best known for western literature. Born and raised in Ohio, Grey was one of five children from an English Quaker family. As a youth, he developed an interest in sports, history and eventually writing. He attended University of Pennsylvania where he studied dentistry, while balancing his creative endeavors. One of his first published pieces was the article "A Day on the Delaware (1902), followed by the novels Betty Zane (1903) and The Spirit of the Border (1906). His career spanned several decades and was often inspired by real-life settings and events.

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