The Mysterious Rider (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, 2008 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The story of a terrible gunfighter with a strange history and Columbine Bellounds, a lost child brought up by a stern old rancher who expects her to marry his rascally son out of gratitude.

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

Well, I have always heard about Zane Grey, but this is my first western read. I expected it to be rather like The Lone Ranger or Maverick --the television westerns I grew up with. Instead, it was a ... Read full review

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It was a good plot but became difficult at times understanding the characters with the author's idealisms of the Old West. Read full review

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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 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 in Altadena, California, in 1939.

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