Sharon is foys widow, and the book chronicles his rise to national popularity on radio, millionselling records, and work in b westerns with charles starrett, monte hale and roy rogers. Everything that happens in the novel seems to happen off screen. Riders of the purple sagechapter 3 wikisource, the free. Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the u. Set in utah in the 1870s, the local political and economic powers that be are mormon and everyone else is not mormon. Today the antiquarian book market seems to disparage westerns beyond any other genre. Riders of the purple sage by zane grey, paperback barnes. This is the old west in all its glory and grandeur.
Jane has inherited a valuable ranch from her father and because of this, one of the polygamous mormon elders covets her as his wife. Lassiter saves a man named venters from a whipping by men who think venters is courting jane. Riders of the purple sage is zane greys bestknown novel. Riders of the purple sage zane grey first edition biblioctopus. Venters heard a mournful howl from ring, but whitie was silent. Considered by scholars to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular western genre, the novel has been called the most popular western novel of all time. In 2006, sharon lee willing authored no one to cry to. Riders of the purple sage first edition zane grey bauman. Riders of the purple sage was a name used by three 3 separate western bands in the united states. When jane refuses, the local mormons persecute her. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in san francisco, california, in 1969, and its original lineup included several members of the grateful dead. Riders of the purple sage vintage book, zane grey, 1912. The bullet zipped through the sagebrush grey, zane.
Riders of the purple sage isnt a bad book, as such its just not very good. Without a doubt riders of the purple sage is the best western ever written. Into this travesty of smalltown justice rides the one man the town elders fear. A long, hard ride into the sunset with foy willing of the riders of the purple sage. Before him, to left, to right, waving, rolling, sinking, rising, like low swells of a purple sea, stretched the sage. Please if you no how to get in touch with buddy cage he is a very old time great friend of mine. Librivox recording of riders of the purple sage, by zane grey. Riders of the purple sage, book by zane grey paperback. Riders of the purple sage, book by zane grey mass market. Published in 1912, riders of the purple sage is one of the original books in the american western genre.
Jun 28, 20 the glorious sunlight filled the valley with purple fire. Black star and night, answering to spur, swept swiftly westward along the white, slowrising, sagebordered trail. Riders of the purple sage by zane grey is an interesting western novel in that though it treats many aspects of gender roles in a fairly conventional fashion, two of the strongest characters are in. Riders of the purple sage is one of seven grey novels set in utah. As a forerunner for such great western authors as louis lamour, zane greys book includes elements now considered to be classic. It is available in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audio cd.
On average, how much are antique, hardbacked, zane grey. This is the most recognized title of all the novels that zane grey wrote. The reader is left with a cliff hanger that is resolved in the next book, the rainbow trail. Riders of the purple sage free pdf, djvu, doc, fb3. And the book checked out the most is riders of the purple sage. Riders of the purple sage is a classic of western genre fiction, and i was looking forward to a good cowboy adventure story. Riders of the purple sage, published 1912 likely solved i found this book in the glove box of a rental truck, wasnt supposed to be in the car so the owners said keep it. Riders of the purple sage was the first of zane greys many bestsellers. If you are interested in selling your books, i suggest that the best route for these would be through auction. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Its relatively in good condition, though its damaged on the top.
I am tempted to keep the first edition riders of the purple sage to sell directly to a collector, because i understand that i will have to lower the price considerably if selling it to a dealer. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. See the complete riders of the purple sage series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The group spent three years as the staff band for radio station kdka in pittsburgh, performing five hourlong shows each week.
Book description riders of the purple sage is the story of jane withersteen, set in the canon country of southern utah in 1871. The riders of the purple sage book series by zane grey includes books riders of the purple sage, the rainbow trail, and riders of the purple sage and the sequel the rainbow trail. Jane withersteen, a devout mormon woman, has inherited a sprawling ranch from her father. Riders of the purple sage 1912 helped shape the western genre, considered to be one of the best and most popular western novels of all time. New riders of the purple sage is an american country rock band. Sharon is foys widow, and the book chronicles his rise to national popularity on radio, millionselling records, and work in b westerns with. Hollywood star time riders of the purple sage, starring. Octavo, original brown cloth, original mounted cover illustration.
The riders of the purple sage community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. With all the wealth and power her ranch represents, jane is under pressure from the church to marry elder tull and add her land, herd, and spring to. Grey was an avid fisherman and wrote a lot about fishing. The original riders of the purple sage was formed in 1936 by singer and guitarist buck page. I have moved and i have a new phone number if you can in anyway let him know ive been. The project gutenberg ebook of riders of the purple sage, by zane grey. Dec 27, 1981 greys 1912 best seller, riders of the purple sage, perhaps the most popular novel of the old west ever published, is thick with effusive conjurings of a bold and magical terrain. In the last of the book, lassiter topples a giant rock, closing off the pass to where they have escaped. Riders of the purple sage, by zane grey project gutenberg. Along with heritage of the desert these two rank one and two.
Riders of the purple sage dover thrift editions by zane grey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. In 1871 utah, young jane withersteen is courted by elder tull, the leader of her polygamous mormon church. And zane grey is the best author to have ever penned the story of the american west. She has incurred the displeasure of her mormon church leaders by refusing to marry a church elder and by befriending gentiles nonmormons. Riders of the purple sage literary elements gradesaver. Zane grey writer of western novels lived in payson, az. Apr 29, 20 i found a list of zane greys books, sorted by first edition year, so that will help me determine the value when we get them appraised. Riders of the purple sage zane grey audiobook bookbeat.
It is set in 1871, the year before zanes birth, in utah territory. Riders of the purple sage begins with a horse and rider coming towards jane withersteen. Zane grey 18721939 was an american author of western adventure novels and short stories. Zane grey 1872 1939 the year is 1871, and wealthy ranch owner jane withersteen is in trouble. This is a very obscure film and few people have ever heard of it as it never played in movie houses, but as a western historian i can truly say it is as close to perfect in all historical details as it is possible to get in the 21st century. Riders of the purple sage by zane grey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. M4b audio book, part 1 154mb m4b audio book, part 2 144mb download cover art download cd case insert. Riders of the purple sage of riders of the purple sage by zane grey. The 1931 production of riders of the purple sage, starring george obrien and marguerite churchill. Riders of the purple sage and the sequel the rainbow trail. Riders of the purple sage, and the rainbow trail by zane grey 4.
Fay littered the court with janes books and papers, and other toys her. During his search, he encounters jane withersteen, who owns a rich estate. With george obrien, marguerite churchill, noah beery, yvonne pelletier. Sep 27, 2002 a classic of american frontier fiction, riders of the purple sage teems with color, authenticity, and thrills. In his depiction of the relationship between lassiter, the hero, and jane withersteen, grey breaks other literary barriers. Betty zane, the last trail, the spirit of the border. Years later lassiter arrives at the withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. The year is 1871, and wealthy ranch owner jane withersteen is in trouble. Expecting a western, and it is, i also got an illustration of religious intolerance and prejudice. How much is a first edition, 1912, riders of the purple. An opera as monumental and wellcrafted as craig bohmlers riders of the purple sage can now lay claim to a rightful place in the canon of works about the american west. Riders of the purple sage by grey, first edition abebooks. I found this book in the glove box of a rental truck, wasnt supposed to be in the car so the owners said keep it. Riders of the purple sage is possibly the most authentic western ever made.
Riders is literally and figuratively blazing new trails, demonstrating the relevance and value of the ageold genre. New riders of the purple sage powerglide 1972, terre. American country rock band founded in 1969 in san francisco. Octavo, original brown cloth, mounted cover illustration. Jane withersteens ranch is the focus of a power struggle between a woman and her churchmen in riders of the purple sage. Lassiters sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Riders of the purple sage by grey, zane book the fast free. Featuring david nelson and buddy cage with michael falzarano, ronnie penque and johnny markowski. Riders of the purple sage by grey, zane and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Internet archive bookreader riders of the purple sage. He was a very prolific author and one of the first authors to become a millionaire. Zane greys 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 wrote. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you unlimited audio books, ebooks and language courses to. My overriding feeling towards it is that there was a lot of tell but not much show. Riders of the purple sage dvd, 2012 for sale online ebay. Lassiter, a texas ranger, goes after the sect which has abducted his sister millie. Told by a master storyteller who, according to critic russell nye. Riders of the purple sage full text free book part 17.
He immediately gets caught up in the ranchs struggle against rustlers. The blacks settled into their fleet, longstriding gallop. Artist name does not appear on front or back cover does appear on spine first pressing includes an insert that was originally under shrink wrap and folded over cover with artist name, track list, credits and illustration by lore coyote orion aka lore shoberg includes columbia records liner the inner sleeve volume. This summer, i read greys most renowned book, riders of the purple sage.
All of our paper waste is recycled within the uk and turned into corrugated cardboard. Meanwhile, janes friend, bern venters, is captured by tulls posse and faces a harsh sentence. Nov 17, 2014 hollywood star time, 1946 to 1947 was produced by cbs as a drama anthology starring the greatest stars of stage, screen and radio of the era. The band is sometimes referred to as the new riders, or as nrps. Aug 17, 2015 riders of the purple sage isnt a bad book, as such its just not very good. Originally published in 1912, it was one of the earliest works of western fiction and played a significant role in popularizing that genre. Riders of the purple sage first edition signed zane. Riders of the purple sage by zane grey in djvu, doc, fb3 download e book. In this story a young woman tried to fight off cattle rustlers who threaten her ranch. Reading zane greys 1912 riders of the purple sage is a little bit disconcerting.
The riders of the purple sage community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and. Frontispiece and 11 fullpage illustrations in color by w. She has incurred the displeasure of her mormon church leaders by. By this time the riders of the night shift know what happened today. With a complex plot and engaging with issues of morality, isolation, and religion, this book is more than just the first westernit is a classic. Riders of the purple sage by zane grey hardcover later. How much is a first edition, 1912, riders of the purple sage. Then an eastener named owen wister created a character called the virginian and zane grey had already written heritage of the desert but riders of the purple sage would immortalize both the author and the genre of westerns.
The outgoing riders moved swiftly, came sharply into sight as they topped a ridge to show wild and black above the horizon, and then passed down, dimming into the purple of the sage. The purple sage of the title covers a wild upland waste where several breakneck rides occur during the course of the novel. Arguably zane grey s most popular novel and a forerunner of the western genre, riders of the purple sage tells the story of a mormon woman caught between the persecution of religious zealots and several gentile gunmen seeking to lend her a helping hand. It turns out that this is far less an adventure story and much more a morality tale about the abuse of power by religious leadership. Riders of the purple sage is a story of heroism, love, brave men and strong women, good dogs and fast horses. Check out our latest releases where i come from and 17 pine avenue. Greys first book was published in 1904, and he went on to write more than 50 novels, most of them tales of adventure with a western setting, including the last of the plainsmen 1908, riders of the purple sage 1912, the thundering herd 1925, code of the west 1934, and west of the pecos 1937. Sep 02, 2006 buck page, the founder of the original riders of the purple sage, a western band whose music conjured up a bygone era of the open range and cowboys on horseback, has died. Top 10 western books american cowboy western lifestyle. Indeed, riders of the purple sage derives much of its depth and power from passions whose forbidden and overwhelming nature cannot be expressed by human beings and are therefore embodied in the natural world.1033 466 394 815 596 1200 253 857 157 582 985 1149 705 375 909 809 630 1094 876 611 802 957 1542 1270 84 1020 1260 1041 817 1651 138 1219 183 1260 239 1152 549 939 868 884 862 84 921 841