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Riders of the Purple Sage Summary
Zane Grey

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Riders of the Purple Sage Summary

Plot Summary

Published in 1912, Riders of the Purple Sage is one of the original books in the American Western genre. As a forerunner for such great Western authors as Louis Lamour, Zane Grey's book includes elements now considered to be classic: a lonely, misunderstood gunfighter and a woman in need of protection. Lassiter is a man whose very name strikes fear into the hearts of men; reputed to be a vile, soulless killer, Lassiter is actually an honorable man who wields his big guns only in the name of personal justice. Lassiter's eighteen-year quest to find his sister, Milly Erne, finally ends at Milly's hidden gravesite on Jane Withersteen's ranch in Utah. Kidnapped by Mormons and brain-washed into becoming a Mormon wife, Milly was forced to leave her real husband behind. Frank Erne is the father of the child which she births while in captivity. When Lassiter meets Jane, he...

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