Betty Zane [NOOK Book]

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Zane Grey’s first novel, set during the American Revolutionary War, and based on the life of one ...
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Overview

Zane Grey’s first novel, set during the American Revolutionary War, and based on the life of one of his ancestors, Betty Zane.
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In a quiet corner of the stately little city of Wheeling, West Va., stands a monument on
which is inscribed:

"By authority of the State of West Virginia to commemorate the siege of Fort Henry,
Sept 11, 1782, the last battle of the American Revolution, this tablet is here placed."

Had it not been for the heroism of a girl the foregoing inscription would never have been
written, and the city of Wheeling would never have existed. From time to time I have
read short stories and magazine articles which have been published about Elizabeth
Zane and her famous exploit; but they are unreliable in some particulars, which is
owing, no doubt, to the singularly meagre details available in histories of our western
border.

For a hundred years the stories of Betty and Isaac Zane have been familiar, oft-
repeated tales in my family--tales told with that pardonable ancestral pride which seems
inherent in every one. My grandmother loved to cluster the children round her and tell
them that when she was a little girl she had knelt at the feet of Betty Zane, and listened
to the old lady as she told of her brother's capture by the Indian Princess, of the burning
of the Fort, and of her own race for life. I knew these stories by heart when a child.

Two years ago my mother came to me with an old note book which had been
discovered in some rubbish that had been placed in the yard to burn. The book had
probably been hidden in an old picture frame for many years. It belonged to my great-
grandfather, Col. Ebenezer Zane. From its faded and time-worn pages I have taken the
main facts of my story. My regret is that a worthier pen than mine has not had this
wealth of material.

In this busy progressive age there are no heroes of the kind so dear to all lovers of
chivalry and romance. There are heroes, perhaps, but they are the patient sad-faced
kind, of whom few take cognizance as they hurry onward. But cannot we all remember
some one who suffered greatly, who accomplished great deeds, who died on the
battlefield--some one around whose name lingers a halo of glory? Few of us are so
unfortunate that we cannot look backward on kith or kin and thrill with love and
reverence as we dream of an act of heroism or martyrdom which rings down the annals
of time like the melody of the huntsman's horn, as it peals out on a frosty October morn
purer and sweeter with each succeeding note.

If to any of those who have such remembrances, as well as those who have not, my
story gives an hour of pleasure I shall be rewarded.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014472951
  • Publisher: Tony Chen
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 214
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    One of the best books I have ever set eyes on!

    Betty Zane is an outstanding book! It is really good and based on real events that took place. Betty Zane is the story of the real Betty Zane but in fiction form. It takes place in the beautiful Fort Henry area which is now Whelling, West Virginia, and is still gourgous today. The book has everything in it from Indians, Romance, bravery, and History. If you haven't read this book yet you have really missed out!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Great for those who love histrolical fiction!

    I'm 13 ,but I love histrolical fiction, I found that there are a few miss spellings. Such as they said beer when they meant been. W ere when they meant were. And bar when they meant bear, to name a few. But it's only once every other page ,and nothing you can't tell what they mean it to be. Over all a lovely book ,and wonderfully writien!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2007

    Outstanding!

    A wonderful book for anyone who likes frontier, adventure, female heroines, Indian novels, Historical things...ect. ect. ect. The list gose on and on. I LOVED the book. Beautifully written set in the Ohio Valley in now-a-day Whelling West Virginia. Excelent Book!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Recommended

    Reading this will tell you why Zane Grey was so well respected as a writer and teller of tales of the West. Excellent read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Dont get it!

    It really was hard to read. I couldnt even get into the story because every other word was a major typo. I do not recomend this version, it is very poor quality.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Sophia

    Great

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    So boring

    I havent even got through the whole thing yet i like books that u cant put down any suggestions?i loved puting this down

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Awesome book!!!

    This is like the most awesome book ever I highly recomend this to anyone that likes to read books with a little bit of everything in it. I will admit that it does have a few boring parts in it but all in all it is a VERY good book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Good read

    Good story, this particular copy was free and there were many typo's, had to guess what some of the words were. Probably the for sale copy has all that corrected. The book seems to historically accurate. Anyway enjoyed reading it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

    BettyZane

    wonderful book. Very interesting. Good true story of our first ancestors who settled the Ohio Valley and fought for their survival. Well written.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    good

    Ejoyed this bok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    ~ Be yourself. Don't be afraid to show people the real you. If they expect you to change, ditch them. They either accept who you are, or they ge out of your life. You don't need someone in your life who forces you to change just for them. If you want to change, do it for you, not someone else. &hearts <br> ~ Beauty is on the inside, not the outside. &hearts <br> ~ How can someone be so beautiful on the outside, but on the inside, ugly? &hearts <br> ~ I'm not saying you're ugly, just the way you act is. &hearts <br> ~ Don't rely on people. &hearts <br> ~ Don't let people walk all over you. Otherwise, they'd treat you like a stepping stool. Only using you when they can't reach their goals on their own. Or using you only when they begin to sink. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    | I'm going to start putting more than one quote in a post. I have probably hundreds of quotes. If I did not write them myself, I will either put ' - Unknown ' or the Author's name. If you use these quotes, please give me credit.. Thanks. Also, please do not post in these books. I will find a book where you can post reviews or whatever. Just not here. Thanks again. | <p> Live crazy. Be wild. Embrace yourself. &hearts <br> Show the world the real you. &hearts <br> Be unique. Be weird. For, the world is a boring place with normal people. &hearts <br> I'm not God, so don't expect me to be perfect. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    Find a person who makes you happy. Someone who is there when you need them. Someone who is proud of who you are. Someone who loves you for you. Make it someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree -Note-

    | Okay, you can post reviews or whatever you'd like to say to me at 'qb' result one. If it helps, the book is: QB 1 By: Mike Lupica |

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    Live everyday like it's your last day, for tomorrow is not a gurantee. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    No matter how hard life gets, don't give up. You are someone's reason to live. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Quotes | By Bree

    It seems like right when you want to end it all, someone or something great walks into your life, making you want to stay. &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    How unfotunate

    My grandfather was an avid reader of Zane Grey's novels, so I was looking forward to the woman's perspective in this book. But the nook version is horrible. There are so many unusual punctuation, wrong letters, numbers, and symbols in the copy that it's very, very difficult to read. The constant translating exhausted me before I even reached the end of the first chapter. So sorry, but had to give up.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Zane Grey's best book

    This book is a fun, light read. It is romantic, exciting, and novel (in its own way). I think that you will enjoy it if that is what you're looking for. You will not enjoy it if you expect literary genius. Grey puts out a great romp!

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