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The Resource Zane Grey : romancing the West, Stephen J. May

Zane Grey : romancing the West, Stephen J. May

Label
Zane Grey : romancing the West
Title
Zane Grey
Title remainder
romancing the West
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. May
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"His novels are legendary: Riders of the Purple Sage, Betty Zane, The Vanishing American, and The U.P. Trail. His characters are unforgettable: Jim Lassiter, Bern Venters, Lew Wetzel, Buck Duane, and Madeline Hammond. His settings are colorful, austere, and filled with romantic mystery. In the early twentieth century, Zane Grey not only defined the cowboy hero and captured the Western landscape, he created one of the most elaborate and memorable bodies of folklore in American literature." "Who was the man behind the legend? In Zane Grey: Romancing the West, Stephen J. May examines Grey's personal life, revealing that the writer was frequently immobilized by depression and insecurity. Grey's characters stemmed from an idealized vision of himself. His settings, most often centered in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, were pleasurable, picturesque escapes from the rigors of the writing life." "Zane Grey: Romancing the West analyzes the writer's enduring mystique, from Grey's middle-class beginnings as a dentist's son in Zanesville, Ohio, to his mature roles as a world-class novelist, explorer, Hollywood film producer, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Grey's legend continues to enthrall a new generation of readers who are rediscovering the sights, sounds, and wild spaces of the historic American West."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Stephen James
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grey, Zane
  • Novelists, American
  • Western stories
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Zane Grey : romancing the West, Stephen J. May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
l80097000353
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780821411827
Lccn
lc97000353
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Zane Grey : romancing the West, Stephen J. May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
l80097000353
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 180 p.
Isbn
9780821411827
Lccn
lc97000353
Other physical details
ill., map

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