Rangle River: Stories of the West

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Fiction - 341 pages
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"This new Zane Grey collection consists of two short novels, two short stories, and two first-hand accounts of his early adventures, all of which take place in those picturesque and little-known regions that Grey so notably made his own. Among the stories are "Amber's Mirage", about a young mill worker who accompanies an old prospector into Death Valley in search of gold, and "The Kidnapping of Collie Younger", in which a mock kidnapping meant to teach a lesson turns into a real hostage situation. "Call on the County" is a poignant account of the harrowing experiences of a child, and the short novel "Rangle River" was inspired by Grey's journey to Australia in 1935"--Page 4 of cover.

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Ambers Mirage
The Kidnapping of Collie Younger
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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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