Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD)


Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage review ☆ 103 review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey read & download Riders of the Purple Sage 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 pro. Reading Zane Grey s 1912 Riders of the Purple Sage is a little bit disconcertingExpecting a western and it is I also got an illustration of religious intolerance and prejudice Set in Utah in the 1870s the local political and economic powers that be are Mormon and everyone else is not Mormon Throwing around some big fish in a little pond clout the local uber Mormons make trouble for our damsel in distress and the archetypal clad in black loner gunman Told a little differently and this is a sensitive and revealing character study of group dynamics with organized religion as a change agent Told as it is and it devolves into a melodramatic soap opera I am reminded of Mark Twain s funny descriptions of Brigham Young s household shenanigans in Roughing ItAnd that leads to the second observation Akin to John Ford s 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart Riders of the Purple Sage is that most rare of westerns and inexplicably a chamber western Most of the action either takes place inside or in an isolated scene easily composed on a stage Much of the conflict is the relationships between characters It is a romanceAnd in a sense are not many adventure stories romantic Change the names and settings and this could be a Japanese samurai story Change it some and it could be a story from the middle ages or a Byronic fugue set in Greece Or even a space opera set on some distant planetAnd further in relation to science fiction fantasy romances the language used and sentence structure were reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs which is somewhat understandable sense both Burroughs and Grey were writing in the early 1900s

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Riders of the Purple Sage review ☆ 103 review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey read & download Riders of the Purple Sage Ors 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. Reading a classic Western novel was a to do on my book bucket list I m not sure why because I ve never had a high opinion of TV or movie westerns After finishing Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey I can scratch classic Western off my list and add another 4 star book to the read columnOh yeah there is some cheesy over dramatic scenes in this book particularly at the end There is the courageous too good to be true heroine several men who want her beautiful sunsets and numerous mentions of the beautiful purple sage but somehow I wouldn t change an inch of type Perhaps its because I listened to the audiobook with a narrator who sounded like he could have lived back then or perhaps its just because this book was everything I thought a Western should be I don t know but I liked it Will I start reading Westerns No I don t want to press my luck and ruin my good memories of this one40 stars

Zane Grey Ô 3 read

Riders of the Purple Sage review ☆ 103 review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey read & download Riders of the Purple Sage Ud 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 transgress. Zane Grey s Riders of the Purple Sage is probably one of the most famous westerns ever written but despite its popularity since it was first published in 1912 the book may not hold as significant a place in the Canon of the American West for the simple reason that until 2005 many people had never actually read the book that Grey wroteWhen it was first published as a serial in Field Stream magazine the editors had trimmed much of the original manuscript When it was ultimately re published in book form much of the trimmed material never made it back Not only that but much of the book was actually re written by the publisher ostensibly to be palatable and inoffensive to gentle readers One could argue that the editors and publishers were simply improving upon Grey s tendency for purple prose and many people did apparently but essentially what it boiled down to was censorship a topic which is foremost on most people s minds here on Goodreads Thankfully Jon Tuska with the help of the Ohio State Historical Society in 2005 published a simple paperback version that restored as fully as possible the original uncut version of Grey s western masterpiece Much of the cut material had to do with Grey s criticisms of Mormonism and organized religion in general Never having read the bowdlerized version prior to this I can t make a comparison I have no idea what was added or changed in this restored version I don t think it matters though What matters is that the book that Grey wrote is what readers are reading with this edition and that s the most important partGrey was an incredibly prolific writer even if he wasn t a notably excellent one He wrote for pulps early in his career so most of what he wrote was paid for by the word He wasn t writing for awards He was writing to put bread on his tableYet there is something beautiful and dynamic in his writing His joy and love for the American West and unsullied Nature is evident in his descriptions of the wide open prairies and deserts and canyons of the Wild West His books are populated by dynamic lovable characters who live and love in the moment I daresay that Grey was the western s euivalent of Charles DickensROTPS has a carefully crafted convoluted plot of which Dickens would be jealous Jane Withersteen a proud Mormon woman is left the only heir to a vast plot of valuable land and a large herd of cattle a plot of land that Elder Tull the vicious leader of the Mormon church covets He also wouldn t mind seeing Jane added to his group of wives The man she loves the ranch hand Venters has been captured and sentenced to death on clearly trumped up charges by Tull s men but before the dastardly execution happens a lone figure on horseback rides into town It s Lassiter The notorious gunslinger and killer of men saves Venters inexplicably and returns him to Jane They are grateful but confused Lassiter wants to know where a certain grave of a young girl is Jane knows who he is talking about but she can t figure out for the life of her what Lassiter would want with the information She keeps it to herself Lassiter stays on to help Venters following the trail of a masked horse thief follows the rider into a secluded oasis in the desert a place he calls Surprise Valley After a gunfight he unmasks the masked villain only to find that it is woman the most beautiful creature he has ever laid eyes on He nurses her to health and tries to discover the secret of her identity It s no secret though that she has fallen in love with him And despite his love for Jane he has begun to have feelings for this girl who calls herself Bess Lassiter in the meantime has thoughts of settling down and those thought generally tend to involve JaneThis is such a ridiculous soap opera romantic story and yet it is incredible and I loved every darned bit of it Supposedly Grey wrote a seuel to this book and I reckon that I will search through hell and high water to find the darned thing

  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Zane Grey
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
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    Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD) Zane Grey Ô 3 read review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey There are hundreds of novels written in the genre of American Westerns most of them written in the first half of the 20th century Riders of the Purple Sage may be the best of the group Many people will consider it dated and sterotypical but Zane Grey was a good writer and he captures with his words the stark beauty of th

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    Zane Grey Ô 3 read review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey read & download Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage is probably one of the most famous westerns ever written but despite its popularity since it was first published in 1912 the book may not hold as significant a place in the Canon of the American West for the simple reason that until 2005 many people had never actually read the book that Grey wroteWhen it was first published as a serial in Field Stream magazine the editors had trimmed much of t

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    Zane Grey Ô 3 read Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD) Set in 1871 published in 1912 This story is far than a western adventure although it is surely that There are deep and tender relationships among the characters including impressive and moving portrayals of the two women

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    Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD) Zane Grey Ô 3 read review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey This isn't really a review because the only thing I remember about this book is that I read it over fifty years ago Probably ought to read it again I'm sure it would be fun Better yet ? I now have two other books by Grey The Desert of Wheat and Western Union I picked them up a couple months ago when I visited The Country Bookshop in Plainfie

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    Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD) Reading a classic Western novel was a to do on my book bucket list I'm not sure why because I've never had a high opinion of TV or movie westerns After finishing Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey I can scratch classic Western off my list and add another 4 star book to the read columnOh yeah there is some cheesy over dramatic sc

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    review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey Riders of the Purple Sage (DOWNLOAD) Lassiter is a very angry manHis sister and only living relative disappears from her home in Texas The only person he loves in the world Kidnapped?Who knowsbut the brother will search as long as it takes to find herSimilar to The Searchers film After years on the long weary road the gunman discovers the sister in an unmarked lonely grave in southern UtahThe former cowboy seaks revenge he has killed before he will againComplications occur w

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    read & download Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey Ô 3 read review Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Zane Grey Unbelievably painfully sappy and over the top melodramatic some of which I hope was deliberate I've never known a male to write such slushy romance The characters are exaggerated to perfection as if there were a checklist to include every stereotype suitable for the Western genre His men are all men's men and his women are perfectly docile beautiful emotional idiots Though Grey is thorough in his scathingly

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