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1. 1. How does blindness, both literal and metaphorical, function in the novel?

2. 2. What is the role of the setting and landscape?

3. 3. What is the significance of the many references to the “unseen hand”?

4. 4. How is the West represented in the novel?

5. 5. Literary critic Jane Tompkins has argued that “metamorphosis is what the novel strives for and enacts at every level. You can see it not only in the relation between character and landscape, but also in the constant boundary-crossing that takes place within and between characters.” Discuss.

6. 6. Whose worldview wins and why?

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Amour des livres, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Amour des livres)
A great introduction to the oeuvre of Zane Grey. Whether or not you are a fan of westerns, this tale of deadly conflict and unlikely romance will captivate you.
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ISBN:
9780812966121
Introduction:
Handley, William R.
Author:
Handley, William
Author:
Grey, Zane
Author:
Zane Grey Introduction and Notes by William R. Handley
Author:
Handley, William R.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Polygamy
Subject:
Women ranchers
Subject:
Mormon women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
1361
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.68 in 0.5 lb

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