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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.

Synopsis:

The great American Western novelist presents his all-time classic story. Even the wild purple wasteland falls into jeopardy when a gunman named Lassiter and a rich homesteader named Jane Witherspoon join forces--and fates--to take on an entire violent town.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140184402
Introduction:
Tompkins, Jane
Author:
Tompkins, Jane
Introduction by:
Tompkins, Jane
Introduction:
Tompkins, Jane
Author:
Grey, Zane
Author:
Tompkins, Jane
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Polygamy
Subject:
Women ranchers
Subject:
Mormon women
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19900531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.74x5.18x.67 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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