Best known for his popular Western fiction, American author Zane Grey has often been called the "Homer of the West." His works influenced many subsequent writers in the Western genre and provided the raw material for dozens of popular Western films. This book provides an index of the major and minor characters in Zane's Western novels and short fiction. It provides a brief summary of each character and includes a complete list of the novels or short stories in which the character appears. In many cases, the author also provides an analysis of the character's thematic significance within Grey's Western fiction as a whole.
John Donahue is an instructor in the English department at Champlain Regional College, St. Lambert-Longueuil Campus in Québec Canada. He is a regular presenter at the Western Literature Association and in the Westerns section of the Popular Culture Association.