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The Rainbow Trail: Classic American Western Novel
     

The Rainbow Trail: Classic American Western Novel

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by Zane Grey
 

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The Rainbow Trail known as The Desert Crucible, published in 1915, was a sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. This book displays the fate of Jane and Lassiter and Fay. The novel happens 10 years after the Riders of the Purple Sage story. The wall to Surprise Valley has been destroyed, and Jane Withersteen has to decide between the Lassiter's life and Fay's engagement

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The Rainbow Trail known as The Desert Crucible, published in 1915, was a sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. This book displays the fate of Jane and Lassiter and Fay. The novel happens 10 years after the Riders of the Purple Sage story. The wall to Surprise Valley has been destroyed, and Jane Withersteen has to decide between the Lassiter's life and Fay's engagement to a Mormon. The protagonists' strong antagonism to Mormon polygamy is clearly important in both novels but in Rainbow Trail this theme is treated more obviously.

The plots of both books revolve around the victimization of women in the Mormon culture: Situations in "Riders of the Purple Sage" are centered on the fighting of a Mormon woman who sacrifices her wealth and social status to avoid becoming a junior wife of the local church leader, while "Rainbow Trail" is contrary to the fanatical older Mormons with the rising generation of Mormon women who will not be resistant to polygamy and Mormon men who will not seek it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105610974
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
511,898
File size:
877 KB

Meet the Author

Born in 1875, Zane Grey was raised in Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mother’s family. His passion for the American West was aroused in 1907 when Grey toured the West with Buffalo Jones, a noted hunter and adventurer. Grey published a total of 85 books — popular adventure novels that idealized the Western frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage remains his best-known book. He died in 1939 in California.

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The Rainbow Trail 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't read very far. This book was scanned in and it didn't pick up all the words. This is very annoying to try to read. I am not going to continue with it.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The book is very descriptive of the surroundings and emotions of the people involved. Sometimes..it seems too much so in my opinion but that being said...it is a book of wandering faith in God and Humanity and returning home again.Well worth reading.
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Unfortunately, Anonymous, history tells us otherwise...Mormons did kill strangers. In 1857, 120 California-bound pioneers were slaughtered by Mormon militia and their Native American allies. No one knows for sure but it is believed that it was due to hysteria over Federal interference. The Mountain Meadows Massacre took place 230 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Look it up. Wikipedia (among others) has a good article on the subject.
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T_Troy More than 1 year ago
Zane fully develops his characters and their surroundings to pull you into the story! This story is action packed with emotional struggles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, Mormons kill strangers? Be real!