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Zane Grey (1872–1939)

Forfatter af Riders of the Purple Sage

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Zane Gray, Zane Grey, Gray Zane, Zane Grey, Зейн Грей

Omfatter også: Grey (7)

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

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Værker af Zane Grey

Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) 1,832 eksemplarer, 61 anmeldelser
The Last Trail (1909) 431 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Rainbow Trail (1915) 425 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Betty Zane (1903) 418 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Lone Star Ranger (1915) 418 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Spirit of the Border (1906) 413 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Desert Gold (1913) 382 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Wildfire (1917) 376 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Call of the Canyon (1924) 345 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Heritage of the Desert (1910) 339 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Mysterious Rider (1921) 304 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
To the Last Man (1921) 296 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Bøffelkrigen (1924) 295 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Man of the Forest (1919) 295 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Light of Western Stars (1914) 290 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Border Legion (1916) 281 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Last of the Plainsmen (1908) 271 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Nevada (1926) 250 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
West of the Pecos (1931) 238 eksemplarer
Wanderer of the Wasteland (1923) 234 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Hash Knife Outfit (1929) 234 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Arizona Ames (1929) 230 eksemplarer
The U. P. Trail (1918) 229 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Wild Horse Mesa (1924) 227 eksemplarer
Thunder Mountain (1935) 206 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Raiders of Spanish Peaks (1931) 205 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fighting Caravans (1929) 202 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Vanishing American (1925) 200 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Shadow on the Trail (1946) 199 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Western Union (1939) 198 eksemplarer
Knights of the Range (1936) 198 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Valley of Wild Horses (1927) 196 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Twin Sombreros (1940) 193 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Trail Driver (1931) 192 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Under the Tonto Rim (1925) 189 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Code of the West (1923) 189 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Desert of Wheat (1918) 188 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Forlorn River (1926) 185 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
30,000 on the Hoof (1940) 184 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Drift Fence (1929) 184 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe (1928) 182 eksemplarer
The Lost Wagon Train (1932) 180 eksemplarer
Robbers' Roost (1930) 180 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rogue River Feud (1929) 169 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sunset Pass (1928) 169 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Stairs of Sand (1928) 167 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Dude Ranger (1930) 159 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Captives of the Desert (1925) 158 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Majesty's Rancho (1937) 147 eksemplarer
The Deer Stalker (1925) 145 eksemplarer
The Fugitive Trail (1957) 141 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tappan's Burro (1923) 138 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lost Pueblo (1927) 137 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wyoming (1932) 135 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Last of the Duanes (1996) 133 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Arizona Clan (1958) 123 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Boulder Dam (1944) 122 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Black Mesa (1955) 119 eksemplarer
Wilderness Trek (1944) 118 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Maverick Queen (1912) 112 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Young Pitcher (1911) 107 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Young Forester (1910) 104 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Horse Heaven Hill (1959) 104 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stranger from the Tonto (1956) 102 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories (1920) 92 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Ranger and Other Stories (1929) 91 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Shortstop (1909) 87 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Rustlers of Pecos County (1987) 81 eksemplarer
The Westerners (2000) 72 eksemplarer
The Young Lion Hunter (1911) 67 eksemplarer
Rangers of the Lone Star (1998) 66 eksemplarer
Tales of Lonely Trails (1922) 65 eksemplarer
Blue Feather and Other Stories (1961) 61 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon (1924) 61 eksemplarer
Ken Ward in the Jungle (1912) 58 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
George Washington, Frontiersman (1994) 55 eksemplarer
The Day of the Beast (1922) 54 eksemplarer
Classic Westerns (Leather-bound Classics) (2017) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best of Zane Grey, Outdoorsman (1972) 51 eksemplarer
The Great Trek (1999) 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Reef Girl (1977) 49 eksemplarer
Woman of the Frontier (1998) 45 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Shower of Gold (2007) 43 eksemplarer
Dorn of the Mountains (2008) 42 eksemplarer
Cabin Gulch (2006) 39 eksemplarer
Amber's Mirage and Other Stories (1983) 38 eksemplarer
Rangle River (2001) 37 eksemplarer
Tonto Basin (2004) 37 eksemplarer
Union Pacific: A Western Story (2009) 32 eksemplarer
Tales of Fishes (1919) 30 eksemplarer
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1927) 27 eksemplarer
The Buffalo Hunter (1978) 25 eksemplarer
Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas (1925) 25 eksemplarer
Tales of Freshwater Fishing (1928) 21 eksemplarer
The Secret of Quaking-Asp Cabin (1983) 20 eksemplarer
Tales of Southern Rivers (1924) 19 eksemplarer
Greatest Indian Stories (1975) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Zane Grey Megapack (2013) 16 eksemplarer
Top Hand (2004) 15 eksemplarer
The Camp Robber (1979) 13 eksemplarer
Buffalo Stampede: A Western Story (2011) 13 eksemplarer
Tales of Tahitian Waters (1931) 12 eksemplarer
Shark, the Killer of the Deep (1976) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
An American Angler in Australia (1937) 11 eksemplarer
Silvermane and Other Stories (1991) 11 eksemplarer
The Wolf Tracker (1930) 9 eksemplarer
Adventures in Fishing (1952) 9 eksemplarer
The Last Trail: Abridged Edition (1940) 9 eksemplarer
The Wilderness Trek (2017) 8 eksemplarer
Tenderfoot (1977) 8 eksemplarer
The Zane Grey Collection (2013) 7 eksemplarer
The Rustlers of Pecos County / Silvermane (1979) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
El cuatrero (1980) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Wolf Tracker and Other Stories (1976) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Big Land (1901) 6 eksemplarer
Canyon Walls (1930) 6 eksemplarer
Tigre (2015) 5 eksemplarer
Round-up (1976) 5 eksemplarer
The Roaring U.P. Trail (1920) 5 eksemplarer
Panguitch: A Circle V Western (2016) 5 eksemplarer
Prairie Gold (1965) 4 eksemplarer
Yaqui (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Fantoms of Peace (2015) 4 eksemplarer
The Water Hole (2014) 4 eksemplarer
From Missouri (Library Edition) (1926) 4 eksemplarer
Avalanche (1928) 3 eksemplarer
Country Gentleman 3 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Western Collection (2019) 3 eksemplarer
Riders of Vengeance (1968) 3 eksemplarer
Tales from the Old West, Vol. II (2007) 3 eksemplarer
The Horses of Bostil's Ford (2015) 2 eksemplarer
To The Last Man 2 eksemplarer
Shepherd of Guadeloupe (1971) 2 eksemplarer
Yksinsen tden harhailija (1973) 2 eksemplarer
Sence na poti 2 eksemplarer
Zane Grey Library, Volume 3 (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Zane Grey's Western Magazine (1950) 2 eksemplarer
Selected Short Works (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Grey's The Dude Ranger 2 eksemplarer
Complete Works of Zane Grey (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Desert Gold Trilogy (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Obras selectas (1986) 2 eksemplarer
The Wild-Horse Hunter (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Røverhulen (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Westerner (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Adventures of Finspot (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Rio Perdido (1959) 2 eksemplarer
The Great Slave (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Tales from a fisherman's log (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Vlci pustiny : Severský román (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Zálesák (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Monty Price's Nightmare (2012) 1 eksemplar
La lunga pista 1 eksemplar
The Knocker (2014) 1 eksemplar
Vanishing Indian (1968) 1 eksemplar
The Rubber Hunter (2014) 1 eksemplar
RAINBOW TRAIL CST (1987) 1 eksemplar
Old Well-Well (2014) 1 eksemplar
Karr 1 eksemplar
El Cuchillo Fatidico (1980) 1 eksemplar
The Manager of Madden's Hill (2014) 1 eksemplar
False Colors (2014) 1 eksemplar
The Winning Ball (2014) 1 eksemplar
Breaking Into Fast Company (2015) 1 eksemplar
Kraljica pašnikov 1 eksemplar
The Rube's Pennant (2014) 1 eksemplar
Great American Westerns Volume One [Graphic Audio] (2012) — Fortæller — 1 eksemplar
The Rube (2014) 1 eksemplar
L'ORO DEL DESERTO 1 eksemplar
The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Auringonlaskun sola 1 eksemplar
Der Texas Reiter 1 eksemplar
Audio Trails 1 CST (1987) 1 eksemplar
Bonefish 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Pobegla reka 1 eksemplar
The Rube's Honeymoon (2014) 1 eksemplar
The Rube's Waterloo (2014) 1 eksemplar
Ørkenguld 1 eksemplar
Río perdido 1 eksemplar
The Wild Horse Mesa 1 eksemplar
Das Greenhorn. (1986) 1 eksemplar
Balik Oykuleri (2014) 1 eksemplar
Stanger from the Tonto (1960) 1 eksemplar
Tales of Florida Fishes (2016) 1 eksemplar
Zane Grey: 11 Great Westerns (2015) 1 eksemplar
Round-Up (1943) 1 eksemplar
DON: THE STORY OF A LION DOG (1928) 1 eksemplar
El policia rural (1975) 1 eksemplar
Sotto le stelle del west (1939) 1 eksemplar
Duch pogranicza 1 eksemplar
Sporet som forsvant 1 eksemplar
The Wolf Tracker (1984) 1 eksemplar
Thieves' Canyon (1981) 1 eksemplar
Doupě uchvatitelů 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Dobrodružství v džungli (1991) 1 eksemplar
Divoký Old Gray ; Stopař Don (1991) 1 eksemplar
Arizonský Ames. Seš. 1 (1991) 1 eksemplar
The Riders of the Purple Sage Collection (2015) 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Texasin tyttö 1 eksemplar
Wolf Tracker and Other Stories (1998) 1 eksemplar
Works of Zane Grey (2009) 1 eksemplar
The Young Runaway (Wyoming) (2017) 1 eksemplar
Ostatni mieszkaniec równin (2020) 1 eksemplar
Tęczowy szlak (2020) 1 eksemplar
Die letzte Spur (1909) 1 eksemplar
Indian Tales (1977) 1 eksemplar
Prospector's Gold 1 eksemplar
The Border Region (2019) 1 eksemplar
Silvermane and Other Short Stories 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
ZANE GREY'S COLLECTED WORKS (2014) 1 eksemplar
Ranger 1 eksemplar
Grenselandets sv 1 eksemplar
To tapre piker (1987) 1 eksemplar
Fra Kansas til Arizona (1986) 1 eksemplar
Rettferdighetens rytter (1987) 1 eksemplar
El rancho Majestad 1 eksemplar
Posljednji graničar (1990) 1 eksemplar
red headed outfielder (1948) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the American West (1945) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Graphic Classics: Adventure Classics (2005) 25 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Loaded for Bear: A Treasury of Great Hunting Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Great Horse Stories (2010) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Unbridled: The Western Horse in Fiction and Nonfiction (2005) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Great Classic Westerns: Unabridged Short Stories (2012) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The American Legion Reader (1953) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Boys' Book of the West (2005) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Wagon's Wheels [1934 film] (1934) — Original story — 1 eksemplar
Riders of the Purple Sage [1931 film] (1931) — Original book — 1 eksemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Grey begins this delightful reminiscence relating how he discovered the bonefish that populate the coves and shallow waters surrounding the Florida keys. The year was 1914 when he first heard of this breed of fish.

“The first man who had ever spoken to me about this species said to me, very quietly with serious intentness: ‘Have you had any experience with bonefish?’ I said no and asked him what kind that was. His reply was enigmatical. ‘Well, don’t go after bonefish unless you can give up all other fishing.’ I remember I laughed. But I never forgot that remark, and now it comes back to me clear in its significance.”

As the story unfolds with the exquisite detailed observations of which Grey was such a master, the reader learns that the bonefish is no ordinary fish.

“Then I saw a couple of bonefish. They shone like silver, were singularly graceful in build, felt heavy as lead and looked game all over. I made the mental observation that the man who had named them bonefish should have had half that name applied to his head.”

Grey laid eyes upon a “fair-sized, five pounder”, the heavy tackle the experienced bonefisher used, and heard the supporting tale of its capture. He figured correctly that “bonefish were related to dynamite and chain lightning”.
“He is the wisest, shyest, wariest, strangest fish I ever studied.”

“As for the speed of the bonefish, I claim no salmon, no barracuda, no other fish celebrated for swiftness of motion, is in his class. A bonefish is so incredibly fast that it was a long time before I could believe the evidence of my own eyes. You see him; he is there perfectly still in the clear, shallow water, a creature of fish shape, staring at you with strange black eyes; then he is gone. Vanished! Absolutely without you seeing a movement, even a faint streak!”

From this point on, Grey becomes hooked himself for the next four years in his quest for the elusive bonefish. Most of the superbly drawn narrative follows him and his brother as they use every tactic they can conjure against their speedy and intelligent opponent. As you might imagine, there is no shortage of humor in the chase.

In Grey’s brilliant prose, man and fish engage in a timeless dance of skill and cunning that rivals any fishing story I’ve ever heard.
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MickeyMole | Jun 19, 2024 |
“Who was it spoke of the fleeting of time? Obviously he had never waited for the opening of the fishing season.”

Anyone who loves fishing and great writing can do no better than this wonderful account of Grey’s year-long battle with the great bass he dubbed “The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek”.
The author, famous for his romantic western novels, was an even better writer chronicling his fishing adventures, IMO. In this nonfiction piece, Grey's pen is a rod, casting words that shimmer like sunlight on water, capturing not just the thrill of the catch but the very essence of a moment frozen in time. As he wades into the icy embrace of Lackawaxen Creek in 1928, attempting to catch the crafty, old bass, you can feel the chill seeping into your bones and hear the muffled rush of the current.
His first cast didn’t quite produce the result he was hoping for.

“I swung the lively minnow and instinctively dropped it with a splash over a dark space between two yellow sunken stones. Out of the amber depths started a broad bar of bronze, rose and flashed into gold. A little dimpling eddying circle, most fascinating of all watery forms, appeared round where the minnow had sunk. The golden moving flash went down and vanished in the greenish gloom like a tiger stealing into the jungle. The line trembled, slowly swept out and straightened. How fraught that instant with a wild yet waiting suspense, with a thrill potent and blissful!
Did the fisherman ever live who could wait in such a moment? My arms twitched involuntarily. Then I struck hard, but not half hard enough. The bass leaped out of a flying splash, shook himself in a tussle plainly audible, and slung the hook back at me like a bullet.”

The unpredictable, yet delightful rest of the story, I’ll leave for the reader to experience and enjoy. Whether you’re a dedicated angler or just love a well-told tale, you’ll surely appreciate this fine narrative by a master.

"The best of fishing is that mild philosophy attends even the greatest misfortunes," Grey reminds us, his words a balm for the soul weary of the world's relentless tide. For in his world, where the line trembles and the bass dances beneath the surface like a ghost, there is a kind of magic that transcends mere storytelling.
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MickeyMole | Jun 17, 2024 |
Zane Grey's Knights of the Range is more than just a Western novel. It is also a period piece that gives an excellent overview of daily life on a ranch in the Old West. There is sufficient action to appeal to the fan of the genre but there is also significant character development and romance. Many people do not consider Grey's work as literature but this novel should silence those critics. It is a novel that should not be passed over due to reader snobbery.
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Hedgepeth | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 15, 2024 |
Well done western. They go on a lion hunt and after a wild stallion. The descriptions are very good. You can really get an image of the place in your head. It does a good job of portraying life in on the western frontier.
 
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