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Riders of the Purple Sage (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Riders of the Purple Sage - Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Author: Zane Grey
Initially published in 1912 and the first of Zane Grey's many best-sellers, this stirring tale of adventure in the high country established the prototype for western novels of the twentieth century. The plot's focus is a proud young heroine who's determined to defend her Utah ranch. She stands alone against the villains who rustle and stampede h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140184402
ISBN-10: 0140184406
Publication Date: 5/1/1990
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Zane Grey is a true legend. His bestselling novels have thrilled generations of readers with heart-and-guts characters, hard-shooting action, and high-plains panoramas. Zane Grey is the genuine article, the real spirit of the old west.


Even the wild purple wastland falls into jeopardy when a gunman named Lassiter and a rich homesteader names Jane Withersteen join forces--and fates--to take on an entire violent town.

"Spare the boy!" whispared Jane.
"You can't save him now," replied Tull, stridently.
The restless movements of Tull's men suddenly quieted down. Then followed a low whisper, a rustle, a sharp exclamation.
"Look!" said one, pointing to the west.
"A rider!"
Jane Withersteen wheeled and saw a horseman, silhouetted against the western sky, come riding out of the sage. He had ridden down from the left, in the golden glare of the sun. An answer to her prayer!
"Do you know him? Does anyone know him?" questioned Tull.
His men looked and looked, and one by one shook their heads.
"Look!" one of Tull's companions whispered hoarsely. "He packs two black-butted guns--low down--they're hard to see--black agin them black chaps."
"A gunman"
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