Zane Grey

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Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater. (Information from Wikipedia)


Articles in Western American Literature:

“The Man Was Forever Looking for That Which He Never Found”: The Western and Automotive Tourism in the Early Twentieth Century, by Clinton Mohs

The Western Hero as Logos, or, Unmaking Meaning, by Susan J. Rosowski

Zane Grey: A Literary Reassessment, by Gary Topping

Community and Isolation: Some Aspects of “Mormon Westerns,” by Leonard Arrington and Jon Haupt