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Zane Grey (1872–1939)

Teoksen Purppurarinteiden ratsastajat tekijä

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About the Author

Zane Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray in 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. He studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, married Lina Elise Roth in 1905, then moved his family west where he began to write novels. The author of 86 books, he is today considered the father of the Western genre, with näytä lisää its heady romances and mysterious outlaws. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) brought Grey his greatest popular acclaim. Other notable titles include The Light of Western Stars (1914) and The Vanishing American (1925). An extremely prolific writer, he often completed three novels a year, while his publisher would issue only one at a time. Twenty-five of his novels were published posthumously. His last, The Reef Girl, was published in 1977. Zane Grey died of heart failure on October 23 in Altadena, California, in 1939. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Zane Gray, Zane Grey, Gray Zane, Zane Grey, Зейн Грей

Sisältää myös: Grey (7)

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) born Pearl Zane Gray. Family changed spelling to Grey and he dropped his first name.

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Tekijän teokset

Purppurarinteiden ratsastajat (1912) 1,734 kappaletta
The Last Trail (1909) 407 kappaletta
Satumaan lilja (1915) 401 kappaletta
Yksinäisen tähden harhailija (1915) 393 kappaletta
Rajaseudun henki (1906) 390 kappaletta
Erämaan kultaa (1913) 356 kappaletta
Wildfire (1917) 355 kappaletta
Kanjonin Kutsu (1924) 327 kappaletta
Erämaan kukka (1910) 324 kappaletta
Viimeiseen mieheen (1921) 287 kappaletta
Salaperäinen ratsastaja (1921) 284 kappaletta
Jylisevät kaviot (1924) 283 kappaletta
Metsien mies (1919) 279 kappaletta
Lännen tähtien alla (1914) 276 kappaletta
Rajaseudun sissit (1916) 268 kappaletta
The Last of the Plainsmen (1908) 254 kappaletta
Nevada (1926) 239 kappaletta
Pecos-joelta länteen (1931) 228 kappaletta
Erämaan vaeltaja (1923) 223 kappaletta
The Hash Knife Outfit (1929) 217 kappaletta
Arizona Ames (1929) 215 kappaletta
Lännen rautatie (1918) 214 kappaletta
Wild Horse Mesa (1924) 206 kappaletta
Thunder Mountain (1935) 197 kappaletta
Yöllinen hyökkäys (1931) 193 kappaletta
The Vanishing American (1925) 193 kappaletta
Fighting Caravans (1929) 188 kappaletta
Shadow on the Trail (1946) 187 kappaletta
Western Union (1939) 187 kappaletta
Valley of Wild Horses (1927) 184 kappaletta
Knights of the Range (1936) 183 kappaletta
The Desert of Wheat (1918) 179 kappaletta
Under the Tonto Rim (1925) 179 kappaletta
Aavikon ratsastaja (1931) 178 kappaletta
Karjatila Twin Sombreros (1940) 177 kappaletta
Code of the West (1923) 177 kappaletta
Forlorn River (1926) 176 kappaletta
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe (1928) 170 kappaletta
30,000 on the Hoof (1940) 169 kappaletta
The Drift Fence (1929) 168 kappaletta
The Lost Wagon Train (1932) 167 kappaletta
Robbers' Roost (1930) 164 kappaletta
Rogue River Feud (1929) 162 kappaletta
Auringonlaskun sola (1928) 156 kappaletta
The Dude Ranger (1930) 152 kappaletta
Stairs of Sand (1928) 151 kappaletta
Captives of the Desert (1925) 148 kappaletta
The Deer Stalker (1925) 136 kappaletta
Majesty's Rancho (1937) 135 kappaletta
The Fugitive Trail (1957) 135 kappaletta
Tappan's Burro (1923) 132 kappaletta
Last of the Duanes (1996) 128 kappaletta
Wyoming (1932) 128 kappaletta
Lost Pueblo (1927) 122 kappaletta
The Arizona Clan (1958) 116 kappaletta
Boulder Dam (1944) 114 kappaletta
Wilderness Trek (1944) 112 kappaletta
Vaarojen ylänkö (1955) 109 kappaletta
The Maverick Queen (1912) 104 kappaletta
The Young Pitcher (1911) 103 kappaletta
Nuori metsänvartija (1910) 99 kappaletta
Stranger from the Tonto (1956) 97 kappaletta
Horse Heaven Hill (1959) 96 kappaletta
The Shortstop (1909) 85 kappaletta
The Ranger and Other Stories (1929) 82 kappaletta
The Rustlers of Pecos County (1987) 73 kappaletta
The Westerners (2000) 72 kappaletta
The Young Lion Hunter (1911) 65 kappaletta
Tales of Lonely Trails (1922) 64 kappaletta
Rangers of the Lone Star (1998) 60 kappaletta
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon (1924) 59 kappaletta
Blue Feather and Other Stories (1961) 58 kappaletta
Ken Ward in the Jungle (1912) 55 kappaletta
George Washington, Frontiersman (1994) 52 kappaletta
The Day of the Beast (1922) 51 kappaletta
The Reef Girl (1977) 47 kappaletta
Woman of the Frontier (1998) 44 kappaletta
The Great Trek (1999) 44 kappaletta
Shower of Gold (2007) 41 kappaletta
Amber's Mirage and Other Stories (1983) 38 kappaletta
Rangle River (2001) 37 kappaletta
Tonto Basin (2004) 37 kappaletta
Cabin Gulch (2006) 37 kappaletta
Dorn of the Mountains (2008) 37 kappaletta
Union Pacific: A Western Story (2009) 30 kappaletta
Tales of Fishes (1919) 28 kappaletta
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1927) 27 kappaletta
The Buffalo Hunter (1978) 25 kappaletta
Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas (1925) 25 kappaletta
Tales of Freshwater Fishing (1928) 20 kappaletta
Tales of Southern Rivers (1924) 18 kappaletta
Greatest Indian Stories (1975) 16 kappaletta
Top Hand (2004) 15 kappaletta
The Zane Grey Megapack (2013) 14 kappaletta
The Camp Robber (1979) 13 kappaletta
Tales of Tahitian Waters (1931) 11 kappaletta
Buffalo Stampede: A Western Story (2011) 11 kappaletta
Shark, the Killer of the Deep (1976) 11 kappaletta
An American Angler in Australia (1937) 11 kappaletta
Silvermane and Other Stories (1991) 9 kappaletta
Tenderfoot (1977) 8 kappaletta
The Wilderness Trek (2017) 8 kappaletta
The Wolf Tracker (1930) 7 kappaletta
The Big Land (1901) 6 kappaletta
El cuatrero (1980) 6 kappaletta
Panguitch: A Circle V Western (2016) 5 kappaletta
Round-up (1976) 5 kappaletta
The Zane Grey Collection (2013) 5 kappaletta
The Roaring U.P. Trail (1920) 5 kappaletta
Yaqui (1976) 5 kappaletta
Canyon Walls (1930) 5 kappaletta
From Missouri (Library Edition) (1926) 4 kappaletta
Tigre (2015) 4 kappaletta
Prairie Gold (1965) 4 kappaletta
The Ultimate Western Collection (2019) 3 kappaletta
The Water Hole (2014) 3 kappaletta
Fantoms of Peace (2015) 3 kappaletta
Country Gentleman 3 kappaletta
Avalanche (1928) 3 kappaletta
Riders of Vengeance (1968) 3 kappaletta
Rio Perdido (1959) 2 kappaletta
Selected Short Works (2018) 2 kappaletta
The Wild-Horse Hunter (2014) 2 kappaletta
The Horses of Bostil's Ford (2015) 2 kappaletta
Desert Gold Trilogy (2012) 2 kappaletta
To The Last Man 2 kappaletta
Vlci pustiny : Severský román (1999) 2 kappaletta
Sence na poti 2 kappaletta
Obras selectas (1986) 2 kappaletta
Shepherd of Guadeloupe (1971) 2 kappaletta
Zane Grey's Western Magazine (1950) 2 kappaletta
Zálesák (1991) 2 kappaletta
Røverhulen (1987) 2 kappaletta
The Great Slave (2011) 2 kappaletta
Tales from a fisherman's log (1979) 2 kappaletta
Westerner (1977) 2 kappaletta
Yksinsen tden harhailija (1973) 2 kappaletta
Complete Works of Zane Grey (1976) 2 kappaletta
Zane Grey Library, Volume 3 (2018) 2 kappaletta
Adventures of Finspot (1976) 2 kappaletta
The Border Region (2019) 1 kappale
Ranger 1 kappale
Balik Oykuleri (2014) 1 kappale
Stanger from the Tonto (1960) 1 kappale
The Young Runaway (Wyoming) (2017) 1 kappale
Pobegla reka 1 kappale
Great American Westerns Volume One [Graphic Audio] (2012) — Kertoja — 1 kappale
Der Texas Reiter 1 kappale
Audio Trails 1 CST (1987) 1 kappale
Adventures in Fishing (1952) 1 kappale
RAINBOW TRAIL CST (1987) 1 kappale
El Cuchillo Fatidico (1980) 1 kappale
Karr 1 kappale
La lunga pista 1 kappale
Monty Price's Nightmare (2012) 1 kappale
Vanishing Indian (1968) 1 kappale
Thieves' Canyon (1981) 1 kappale
Die letzte Spur (1909) 1 kappale
El policia rural (1975) 1 kappale
False Colors (2014) 1 kappale
The Rube (2014) 1 kappale
The Rube's Pennant (2014) 1 kappale
The Rube's Honeymoon (2014) 1 kappale
The Rube's Waterloo (2014) 1 kappale
Breaking Into Fast Company (2015) 1 kappale
The Knocker (2014) 1 kappale
The Winning Ball (2014) 1 kappale
Old Well-Well (2014) 1 kappale
The Rubber Hunter (2014) 1 kappale
Indian Tales (1977) 1 kappale
Arizonský Ames. Seš. 1 (1991) 1 kappale
Tęczowy szlak (2020) 1 kappale
Grenselandets sv 1 kappale
To tapre piker (1987) 1 kappale
Fra Kansas til Arizona (1986) 1 kappale
Rettferdighetens rytter (1987) 1 kappale
Sotto le stelle del west (1939) 1 kappale
Posljednji graničar (1990) 1 kappale
Ostatni mieszkaniec równin (2020) 1 kappale
Duch pogranicza 1 kappale
Works of Zane Grey (2009) 1 kappale
Dobrodružství v džungli (1991) 1 kappale
Texasin tyttö 1 kappale
Round-Up (1943) 1 kappale
Tales of Florida Fishes (2016) 1 kappale
red headed outfielder (1948) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
Great Tales of the American West (1945) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Great Horse Stories (2010) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Unbridled: The Western Horse in Fiction and Nonfiction (2005) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Boys' Book of the West (2005) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Great Classic Westerns: Unabridged Short Stories (2012) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Wagon's Wheels [1934 film] (1934) — Original story — 1 kappale
Riders of the Purple Sage [1931 film] (1931) — Original book — 1 kappale

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Zane Grey November - Group Reads, 2013 Category Challenge (joulukuu 2013)
western about a woman who runs a ranch, Name that Book (maaliskuu 2013)


Just a little too melodramatic for me. But I can see why it's a classic. DNF
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TheGalaxyGirl | 59 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 7, 2023 |
Valley of Wild Horses is one of Zane Grey’s most satisfying westerns. Everything that was wonderful about Zane Grey — his magnificent storytelling, his vivid descriptions of the landscape and horses, the sheer excitement of a roundup, and the thrill of gunplay — are on display so vibrantly in Valley of Wild Horses that the reader is rarely annoyed by some stilted dialog which creeps in, and some slight awkwardness in the romance department — which are also Grey trademarks.

There is great beauty here in Valley of Wild Horses, a purity of the human spirit. On its pages exists a love for decency and what is right, even if it must be administered with a gun. Even then, there is always regret, a wish that it hadn't come to that. Grey never painted a better portrait of those with checkered pasts trying to find a place they belong, than he did in Valley of Wild Horses. The simplicity of Grey’s narrative is deceptive, because it is a rich and beautiful portrait of a young man named Panhandle Smith, who represents a time and place in history as well as any Grey ever painted.

For a western, it begins somewhat languidly, because it is the story of Panhandle as he grows up. We get to see the cowboys and cattle, the excitement and the harshness of these times, all circumstances which shape Pan’s life as a young man. At the age of twelve, Pan is already riding in the roundup, and loses one of the cowboys around him when he is taken away for stealing horses. Schoolteacher Amanda Hill is his first crush, Dick Hardman his first enemy, a situation which will play out over the years in their love for Lucy. Lucy is the young girl he helps deliver in a barn one snowy day, when he himself is but a boy. As she grows up, Pan’s feelings for her become romantic, as Lucy’s do for Pan, but Dick Hardman proves to always be in the way.

Once his beloved horse Curly is gone, and a terrible scrape with Dick mars the future, Panhandle drifts to Montana and Arkansas at the age of twenty, and that’s where this tale switches gears, and become one of Grey’s greatest achievements. As Panhandle becomes a name known by many, sometimes for the wrong reasons, he never forgets Lucy, or his beloved family. It is when he meets up with old pals Blinky Moran and Gus, and returns to discover his father has been swindled, and Lucy is being blackmailed into marrying Dick Hardman in order to save her father, that the pieces which make this a great western saga all fall into place. There is a softhearted saloon girl named Louise whom Blinky loves that has ties to Dick, a corrupt sheriff named Matthews, and Dick’s powerful father and his dangerous men for Panhandle to deal with. But not before one of the most thrilling roundups you’ll ever read, as Pan and his pals seek to find the wild horses and make a new start in Arizona.

There will be some treachery, some gunplay, and some twists and turns where Lucy and Louise are concerned. Louise in fact, is one of Grey’s best-drawn characters, and what happens is not only exciting, but quite moving. Throughout the book, there is a sense of family, and decency, and the hope of pioneers as they sought to carve out a new life. The storytelling is old-fashioned, to be sure, the dialog sometimes awkward, as Grey writes it phonetically as they speak it. But this is a lush, beautiful work, surprisingly layered and more complex than the premise suggests. The ending of Valley of Wild Horses is as lovely as any western you’ll ever read. It is simple, and pure, and hopeful. The reader will be imagining their lives going forward, and smiling.

The first portion of the novel, as Grey focuses on Panhandle’s childhood, is too lengthy and makes the narrative move more slowly than it should. That said, there is a rich reward waiting for those who forge on, and a pot of western gold when they reach the final page. This is Zane Grey at his finest, which is to say warts and all. It may be too old-fashioned for a great many modern readers, its narrative style too different for them to accept and enjoy, but it’s as romantic and lovely as any western you’ll ever read, the ending pure. A great achievement by Grey that fans of traditional westerns of old will appreciate more than most modern readers. Highly recommended!
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Matt_Ransom | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 6, 2023 |
“Going through life is something like riding a deep canyon where the light seldom shines. It is a strange canyon with unexpected turns and insurmountable walls and cross-canyons, boxed completely from the light. I suppose when we hit the closing wall of one of these box canyons it looks like the end and we want to beat our life out there. Sometimes by accident, sometimes by design, we feel our way out into the place where the light comes through at times, and we go on down that way because farther on there may be a way out into that light. Don’t you want to struggle on a little longer, Magdaline? I’m boxed in at present myself, in a canyon as dark as hell, but I’m feeling around for the way out.”

So philosophizes cowboy John Curry to his Indian friend, Magdaline. Both find themselves in dark canyons, but John has more experience in such matters. Compared to Magdaline’s 19 years, John is a wise old sage at 28. Their troubles involve John’s love interest, Mary Newton, a good woman married to a scoundrel. Even though she’s unhappy and often hurt by her scumbag husband, she feels bound by her obligations in the marriage vows. There is also High-Lo, the 19 year-old cowboy protege and best friend of John. They call him High-Lo because sometimes when work is to be done, they have to look “high and low” in order to find him. He’s the most interesting and fun character of the story. Grey gives us a fine story of how these folks deal with life--the choices they make, and the cards they’re dealt along the way.
Originally published in magazine serial form in 1926, Captives of the Desert is a Zane Grey mixture of old and new West. The setting is Black Mesa, Arizona of the 1920s. Sometimes they’re riding horses, sometimes cars. As with all Grey novels of the West, the landscape of mesas, canyons, and sage are beautifully woven into the story.
Although the outcome is fairly predictable, there are a few twists and turns, with interesting events. A Hopi snake dance is vividly described. Grey’s respect and admiration for the American Indian is displayed more so than in other of his novels that I’ve read.
There isn’t much gun play as can be found in such titles as, [b:Riders of the Purple Sage|90160|Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1)|Zane Grey|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1320415192l/90160._SY75_.jpg|2663060], [b:The Rainbow Trail|121292|The Rainbow Trail ( Riders of the Purple Sage#2)|Zane Grey|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1171832383l/121292._SY75_.jpg|3063248], and [b:The Lonestar Ranger|25844040|The Lonestar Ranger|Zane Grey|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1438357091l/25844040._SX50_.jpg|2425493] , but there’s plenty romance, even if some of it may seem a bit strange to the 21st century reader.
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MickeyMole | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 2, 2023 |
It's Zane Grey alright, but not on par with most of his excellent work. There's some of the great western atmosphere that he so eloquently describes, along with the wild west gun-play that no one does better. And, of course, the romance. Grey himself said that he wrote romance novels, and most of them have a setting in the Western US of the 19th century. That romance is one of the main things I like about his novels. But, this one was just corny and overdone. Twin sisters that no one can tell apart fall for our hero, Brazos Keene. He favors one, but because the sisters always dress and act exactly alike, and make play with it on everyone, Keene is never really sure which sister is which. This could work in a comedy novel, but this isn't comedy, and it got on my last nerve. It goes on and on. Just frustrating. Since [b:Twin Sombreros|121209|Twin Sombreros|Zane Grey|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1329014386l/121209._SY75_.jpg|116716] is a sequel to [b:Knights of the Range|121203|Knights of the Range|Zane Grey|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png|2662999], (an excellent novel) I was looking forward to more of the same, but didn't get it.… (lisätietoja)
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MickeyMole | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 2, 2023 |



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