Milt Dale, once a cowboy, prefers the solitary life of a hunter in the forested mountains of Arizona. One day while taking refuge from a storm in an abandoned hut he overhears the devious plot between Snake Anson and local landowner, Beasley, to kidnap a rival's young niece who is traveling to the aid of her dying uncle. Unable to warn the unsuspecting landowner, Auchincloss, of the nefarious plot, Dale is nobly drawn from the forest to rescue the young girl and prevent the outlaws from stealing her uncle's ranch. «The Man of the Forest» is a classic western rich with the vivid depictions of the Old West that have become the trademark of legendary author of the genre Zane Grey.
"Wildfire" is the story of Lucy Bostil, the daughter of a stable owner, who happens upon Lin Slone, knocked unconscious while chasing his unruly colt Wildfire through the hills. When Lin convinces Lucy to ride Wildfire in the upcoming race, the villainous Cordts will stop at nothing to make sure that it is his horse that wins the race instead. «Wildfire» is a classic tale of western suspense and adventure from one of the most prolific and popular authors of the genre, Zane Grey.
Zane Grey, who is best known for his novel «Riders of the Purple Sage,» helped to define the popular image of the Old West through his popular adventure novels. First published in 1910, «The Heritage of the Desert» is set in the American southwest where John Hare is found dying in the desert and consequently nursed back to health by the rancher August Naab. John soon finds himself caught between his indebtedness to the generous rancher, whose daughter he has fallen in love with, and a band of cattle rustlers. Vivid with Grey's beautiful depiction of the Western landscape, set in a bygone era, «The Heritage of the Desert» will enchant fans of the western genre.
"Betty Zane" is the biographical story of Elizabeth «Betty» Zane, a hero of the American Revolutionary War and a direct Aunt of the author Zane Grey. While under siege at Fort Henry by American Indian Allies of the British, Betty volunteers to venture out of the fort to retrieve supplies for the battle. Because she is a woman the opposing forces let her pass out, and unaware of what she is carrying, back into the fort. «Betty Zane» is a classic tale of heroism from the American Revolutionary War.
Zane Grey’s debut novel, which he self-published in 1905, “Betty Zane” is the first book in Grey’s “Frontier Trilogy” and tells the true biographical story of Elizabeth “Betty” Zane, a hero of the American Revolutionary War and direct ancestor of the author. While under siege at Fort Henry by American Indian allies of the British Army and faced with dwindling supplies, the lovely and sixteen-year-old Betty bravely volunteers to venture out of the fort to retrieve what is needed for the battle. The British soldiers underestimate her because she is a woman and they allow her to leave and return to the fort, unaware that she is carrying gun powder left at her family’s cabin. Betty’s audacious act gives the American revolutionaries the firepower they need to end the siege. Her heroism provides a needed morale boost and was critical to the American victory in the war. “Betty Zane” is an exciting tale of an unlikely hero and helped launch Zane Grey’s career as one of the most famous and celebrated authors of the American West. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
First published in 1912, “Riders of the Purple Sage” is Zane Grey’s genre defining novel which has been referred to as “the most popular western novel of all time.” Set in the canyon country of southern Utah in 1871, it is the story of Jane Withersteen, a Mormon who has refused the wishes of her father to marry Elder Tull because she does not love him. Jane, whose father has passed away and has inherited his valuable ranch, is persecuted by the Mormon community for her refusal to marry Elder Tull, and for her befriending of cowboy Bern Venters, a non-Mormon. The conflict between Jane and the rest of the community intensifies when a mysterious stranger named Lassiter, who is seeking to avenge the murder of his sister Milly Erne, comes to town. Rich with western detail, set against the backdrop of the Mormon influx into Utah, with a mysterious “Masked Rider”, and a gang of rustlers, “Riders of the Purple Sage” played an important role in shaping the formula of popular Western fiction and remains to this day one of its most popular examples. This edition includes illustrations by W. Herbert Dunton and a biographical afterword.
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Monty Price was a man with a secret. Several times each year, he disappeared with his accumulated pay, not to be heard from again for months. And when he came back, he wouldn't say where he had been or what he had been doing. It was a selfish obsession, and he wouldn't break his habits for man or beast. But when a forest fire threatened, he found depths of courage in his soul that would change his life forever.
Initially published in 1912 and the first of Zane Grey's many bestsellers, 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 her cattle—until a stranger rides into the territory. Notorious as the scourge of Mormon transgressors, the stranger stays on to assist in the inevitable showdown, and romance blooms amid the canyons and cottonwoods. A classic of American frontier fiction, Riders of the Purple Sage teems with color, authenticity, and thrills.