A New York society girl buys a ranch which becomes the center of frontier warfare. Her loyal superintendent rescues her when she is captured by bandits. A surprising climax brings the story to a delightful close.
The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey (1921)
He came to the Belilounds ranch, no one knew from where; a man of middle age, gentle, kindly, but so terrible a gunfighter that they called him "Hell Bent" Wade. He played the part of fate in all their lives, and only when the inevitable tragedy came and the Mysterious Rider made the great sacrifice did they know - and out of that tragedy came the light of love.
The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey (1924)
Glenn Killbourne and his fiancee Carley Burch find a strange test of their love in the mountains and canyons of Arizona.
Lost Face by Jack London (1910)
Jack London, the novelist, the writer of short stories, merits respect, for he is a powerful artist in the field where he found fame. He is best known by his stories of life in the frozen and savage North. His interpretations are characterized by brutal vigor. They are rich in the element of man and nature.
The Man of the Forest by Zane Grey (1920)
A thrilling adventure story by America's most famous author of the West.
The Lone Star Ranger: A Romance of the Border by Zane Grey (1915)
In Zane Grey's only Western told from the first person perspective, a U.S. Deputy Marshall helps legendary Texas Ranger Vaugn Steele to clean up the lawless town of Fairfield. Though the town's mayor is in cahoots with a band of outlaws, Steele falls in love with his daughter and the Marshall falls in love with his niece. An unusual psychological depth sets this tale apart from the majority of Westerns.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
In the cañon country of southern Utah, Jane Withersteen, a Mormon-born spinster, has inherited a valuable ranch and spring which is coveted by other Mormons in the community. When Jane refuses to marry one of the Mormon elders and instead befriends Venters, a young Gentile rider, the Mormons begin to persecute her openly. Meanwhile, Lassiter, a notorious gunman, arrives at the Withersteen ranch in search of the grave of his long-lost sister, and stays on as Jane's defender while Venters is on the trail of a gang of rustlers that includes a mysterious Masked Rider.
The Rainbow Trail by Zane Grey (1915)
The story of a young clergyman who becomes a wanderer in the great western uplands--until at last love and faith awake.
The Playboy of the Western World
Set in a cottage on the North-West coast of Ireland during the early 1900s the play tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man supposedly running away having killed his father..
The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1902)
Widely regarded as being the first American western novel, this loosely constructed story of a naturally aristocratic cowboy is set against the Johnson County War.
My Antonia by Willa Cather (1918)
My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska..
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About the Author
For well over a half century, Andre Norton (1912-2005) was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Forerunner, Beast Master, and the Central Control Series (comprised of the books Star Rangers and Star Guard), her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, have been popular with readers for decades.