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The Rainbow Trail
     

The Rainbow Trail

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by Zane Grey, Doug Grad (Editor)
 

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Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow Trail is the sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage (also a Bison Book). At the end of that famous novel, a huge boulder had rolled down to shut off the entrance to Surprise Valley, leaving Lassiter, Jane Withersteen, and little Fay Larkin to a singular fate. Twenty years later a lanky Illinois preacher named John Shefford,

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Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow Trail is the sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage (also a Bison Book). At the end of that famous novel, a huge boulder had rolled down to shut off the entrance to Surprise Valley, leaving Lassiter, Jane Withersteen, and little Fay Larkin to a singular fate. Twenty years later a lanky Illinois preacher named John Shefford, disillusioned with the narrow-mindedness of his congregation, appears in Arizona. At a "sealed-wife" village, where Mormons hide the practice of polygamy from the federal government, he picks up the trail of the grown-up Fay. Thus begins an exciting story of captivity, treachery, and last-minute escape. Critics praised Zane Grey's trademarks: his depictions of action and his lush descriptions of the Old West. In The Rainbow Trail, the former dentist who became the most popular western writer of all time is under "the spell of the desert." Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1872. His career, which spanned 35 years, produced more than 80 books and 108 films based on his work. He died in 1939. Zane Grey's son, Loren Grey, a well-known psychologist and author in his own right, has provided a foreword for this Authorized Edition of The Rainbow Trail.

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“[Grey] knows the West.” —The New York Herald on Zane Grey

“Poignant in its emotional qualities.” —The New York Times on Riders of the Purple Sage

“[A] masterpiece of its kind… replete, rounded, rich in every feature which pertains to the genre in question… [Grey] reaches out to the full length of his stride.” —Publishers Weekly on The Mysterious Rider

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671505233
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/02/1984
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.67(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

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 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 More than 1 year 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!