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Riders of the Purple Sage (Paperback)
From the author who invented the Western genre comes one of the most iconic novels of all time full of gun-slinging action, romance, and revengeWhen Lassiter, a gun-slinging avenger in black with a fearsome reputation, rides into the Mormon village of Cottonwoods in Southern Utah, he finds a town in turmoil. An underhand land battle is in full force. Beautiful young rancher Jane Withersteen is in possession of the richest land holding in the Cottonwoods, but the Mormon church have plans to take control by forcing the unwilling Jane into marrying Elder Tull. Outnumbered and outgunned, Jane sees no escape--until Lassiter arrives. A lone gunman fighting for justice, Lassiter has his own agenda. His sister has been kidnapped by a Mormon proselytizer and he is determined to find out what happened to her. Jane finds herself drawing ever closer to Lassiter while he tries to unravel the complex web of intrigue that underlies the corrupt village. In Lassiter, Zane Grey creates an iconic prototype hero that inspired many books and films. With a complex plot and engaging with issues of morality, isolation, and religion, this book is more than just the first Western--it is a classic.
About the Author
Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an author best known for his popular Westerns. He wrote more than 90 books, of which more than 100 film adaptations have been made.