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Rangle River

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The stories collected here for the first time are among the very best written by the beloved author of the Old West. Includes two short novels and two short stories, plus two first-hand accounts of Grey's own early adventures in the West.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Leisure Books (first published 2001)
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Regan Sharp
Feb 18, 2011 Regan Sharp rated it liked it
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This was my first encounter with the work of Zane Grey. I was pleasantly surprised by the languid pacing of the stories, with their glorious attention to detail and steady character build up. His prose is engaging and feeds the imagination heartily. However, his dialogue suffers from melodramatic flourishes and his plot lines too often succumb to syrupy romance. The title story is the worst offender. It is full of rugged action, but ultimately ends up being a silly cowboy soap opera. The best st ...more
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Aug 19, 2013 Irish Gal rated it really liked it
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I picked this up at the library because I have heard the name Zane Grey for years. I was pleasantly surprised to see this collection of stories weren't all about all male cowboys in the western U.S. frontier.

I was struck with Zane Grey's writing style - many different approaches to telling the story and descriptive without getting verbose. My favorites were Amber's Mirage and Nonnezoshe, The Rainbow Bridge. The women characters in some of the stories were somewhat stereotypes of the time, but t
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Pearl Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. As of June 2007, the Internet Movie Database credits Grey with 110 films, one TV episode, and a series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater based loosely on his novels and short stories.
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