Published in 1910, this was Grey's first Western—the novel that catapulted him to fame and fortune and launched a new genre of popular fiction. A lone wanderer, hired to protect a herd of cattle from an outlaw, finds himself falling in love with the beautiful fiancé of his employer's son.
About the Author
Zane Grey (1872-1939) was a prolific and highly influential American writer best known for moralistic adventure stories set in an idealized Old West, many of which were eagerly adapted by Hollywood for the big screen. He wrote to blow off steam after a long day at his New York City dental practice. His most famous novel is Riders of the Purple Sage (1912).