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Riders of the Purple Sage (Oxford Popular Fiction)
Riders of the Purple Sage - Oxford Popular Fiction
Author: Zane Grey
The novel that set the pattern for the modern Western, Riders of the Purple Sage was first published in 1912, immediately selling over a million copies. — In the remote border country of southern Utah, a man is about to be whipped by the Mormons in order to pressure Jane Withersteen into marrying against her will. The punishment is halted by the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780192824431
ISBN-10: 0192824430
Publication Date: 6/29/1995
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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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