The Last Trail (Dodo Press)

The Last Trail (Dodo Press)

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by Zane Grey
     
 

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(Pearl) Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. He became especially interested in the West in 1907, after joining a friend on an expedition to trap mountain lions in Arizona. Grey wrote steadily, but it was only in 1910, and after considerable

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(Pearl) Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. He became especially interested in the West in 1907, after joining a friend on an expedition to trap mountain lions in Arizona. Grey wrote steadily, but it was only in 1910, and after considerable efforts by his wife, that his first western, Heritage of the Desert, became a bestseller. It propelled a career writing popular novels about manifest destiny and the "conquest of the Wild West. " Two years later he produced his best-known book, Riders of the Purple Sage (1912). He became one of the first millionaire authors. Over the years his habit was to spend part of the year travelling and living an adventurous life and the rest of the year using his adventures as the basis for the stories in his writings. His other works include: Betty Zane (1903), The Young Pitcher (1911), The Border Legion (1916), Wildfire (1917), To the Last Man (1922) and The Day of the Beast (1922).

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YAHelen Sheppard and her father left Williamsburg, VA, to start a new life in the Ohio Valley. Her father's friend, Col. Ebenezer Zane, met them at Fort Henry after a terrifying close encounter with Indians that ended peacefully when two bordermen, Jonathan Zane and Lew Wetzel, stepped out of the forest to rescue them. Helen is intrigued by Jonathan Zane and he with her. As the story unfolds, this love affair mingles with the tale of the early days of the Ohio Valley. Indian resentment against the encroaching white men, an obsessive lover, horse rustlers, and plain folks trying to build homesteads out of the wilderness are brought to life by Grey's fine storytelling skills. This is a reprint of the last volume of the author's "Ohio River Trilogy," published in 1909; however, the book stands alone. An interesting foreword written by Grey's son, Loren, tells much about the writer. A good story that would make great historical fiction reading for an American-history assignment.Linda A. Vretos, West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406563344
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Series:
Ohio River Trilogy Series, #3
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

The father of the western novel, Zane Grey (1872 - 1939) was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He wrote 58 westerns and almost 30 other books. Over 100 films have been based on his work.

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The Last Trail 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
hdwhaley More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much. I got hung up sometimes when the plot stopped so the author could comment on the scenery. Comments on scenery are great but not when you are engrossed in plot and wanting to see what comes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars for this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 74 and i read all the zane grey books i could get my hands on. Those were the days of book mobiles providing books to small country communties. He was exceptional then and now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excep[ional-read this book. Historical, action-packed, romantic, scenes are detailed. You live this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I ever read.
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I delete all the free books of zane grey and bought the zane grey megapack42 classic novel and short stories
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If you like westerns
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