Hunter and hunted. Born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872, he graduated from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1896 and moved to New York City where he opened an office. Patron of the Bermagui Sport Fishing Association for 1936 and 1937, Grey set a number of world records, and wrote of his experiences in his book An American Angler in Australia. He fears his new friends will hate him should they somehow find out his true identity. The herd leads him directly into danger: cattle thieves with connections in high places. Brazos becomes an instrument of vengeance, furiously shooting his way through the web of lies and greed that now hangs over Twin Sombreros Ranch. A 5-Star Review: Zane Grey is always great. Zane Grey family photographs, approximately 1890-1943, MSS 8316 Series 6 Sub-Series 1. Venters falls in love with the girl while caring for her. I look forward to hearing from you. He felt his stories and characters were diluted by being adapted to film. Now, hes returning to his hometown. Then, the Mysterious Rider appears at the Belllounds ranch, a man of middle age, gentle, kindly, but so formidable a gun fighter he has earned the nickname Hell Bent Wade. Or so he thinks. In addition to the success of his printed works, his books have second lives and continuing influence adapted for films and television. He makes you feel as if you were there. Eventually, Mr. Venters reveals that he was once a horse rider for a woman named Jane Withersteen a rich Mormon and her adopted daughter Fay Larkin. Here is the complete list of books published by Zane Grey, an American author best known for his novels and stories in the Western fiction literary genre. vehoae. L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The ordinary man is satisfied with a moderate income, a home, wife, children, and all that. Between 1911 and 1996, 112 films were adapted from the novels and stories of Zane Grey. In Altadena Grey also spent time with his mistress Brenda Montenegro. ", Grey based his work in his own varied first-hand experience, supported by careful note-taking, and considerable research. Of her he wrote, I saw her flowing raven mane against the rocks of the canyon. Son of Lewis M. Gray and Alice Josephine Gray After serving an apprenticeship with his father, he entered dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1892. Nationality: American. For weeks Grey lived the life of a Westerner in the deserts of Arizona and Utah. But Trueman discovers that theres a brooding mystery surrounding the Preston clan, centered on Ash, the eldest son. This is an invaluable, simpatico service. I will re-read the first chapter of the book when I return in hopes of capturing some of the magic of the devious and deceitful river in my own writing. Book Summary: Trueman Rock is a daring young cowboy and rider.  In 1953 columnist Hedda Hopper reported that a proposed film project, Thirty Thousand on the Hoof, was based on one of the six unfinished Grey novels that had been completed by his wife. I dont see The Last Of The Plainsmen in this list. If you were, for some reason, expecting a clap-board western you might want to seek drier watering holes.This book is the real deal by a masterful author. Full of action & romance as well! They were adventure, history, romance, noble heroes, the highest of ideals and the purity of good women. He rose to the occasion by coming in to pitch against the Riverton club, pitching five scoreless innings and producing a double in the tenth which contributed to the win. Spring breathed in the air, but the women passing along Fifty-seventh Street wore furs and wraps. Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist.  Grey had difficulties in writing his first novel, Betty Zane (1903). Connie Kratky. The premier chronicler of the American West, legendary storyteller Zane Grey has captivated millions of readers with his timeless adventures of life, death, gunfire, and justice. Since then, hes become a man who only uses his gun when he needs to, on rustlers and crooks. After the author's birth, the family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey". Grey next wrote a series of magazine articles and juvenile novels. He knows that his charade must end eventually, but not until he can find the truth behind the disappearance of so many cattleand win Annies heart. Anyhow, I loved the book. For fans of western novels few writers can equal the romantic content and action of a Zane Grey book! Rich Ames didnt set out to be a gunslinger it was forced on him. (1912). he met the woman who would become his wife, Lina Roth, who got him to He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to the American colonies in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. The handsome cowboy Gene Stewart is a welcome distraction, too. Joan Randle is a strong, capable woman living with her uncle in the wilds of Idaho. Richard SIGAFOOS. He started a dentistry practice in New York city, where Memorials are suggested to the family. It was the second night out of Cherbourg and the first time for him to be on deck. It was also an innocent love story too. Shortly afterwards, two unwanted guests arrive at the camp searching for the boy, and Brite quickly realizes that Bayne is not what he seems. They accompanied Zane Grey on various expeditions, including to Idaho, Fiji, and Tahiti. Pan had bluffed them once, but the young gunfighter knew that this time they would call him! Zane Grey penned 60 Westerns, nine novels about fishing, several short story collections, a biography on George Washington, and three volumes documenting Ohio legend Ebenezer Zane and his family.. Zane Grey's first runaway success was 'Riders of the Purple Sage' in 1912, a rangeland romance that would set the standard for many of Grey's countless Westerns to follow, as well as creating . (November 21, 1905 - October 23, 1939) (his death, 3 children), View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro.  He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to the American colonies in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. In a vast, harsh world of heat and beauty, of stealthy creatures and gnawing starvation, Adam faced death and madmen, Indians and strangers who lived where life was impossible. He is helped along the way by a friendly Mormon, traders and a wise Navajo Indian. Young Grey's interest in his pioneer relatives . However, gangsters are rustling cattle from Stewarts ranch and the leader, Honey Bee Uhl, has a thing for Madge as well. Desert Gold, The Rainbow Trail, The Border Legion, To The Last Man, The Shepherd of Guadaloupe, Robbers' Roost, The Trail Driver, Twin Sombreros, Ride the Man Down, Lost Pueblo, and Boulder Dam; and the novelettes Tappan's Burro, Don The Ranger, Canyon Walls From Missouri, and The Horse Thief. 1896. Several times he went deep-sea fishing in Florida to relax and to write in solitude. During their five year courtship Gray changed his name to Zane Grey (dropping his first name and changing the spelling of his last), gave up his dental practice, and began a career as an author. The ridged and waved Atlantic, but for its turbulence, looked like the desert undulating away to the uneven horizon. Pearl Zane Grey (some sources spell the name Gray) was born on Jan. 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. Still hoping to uphold the values of the Confederacy, Latch sets his sights on the wealth of resources pouring westward from the northern United States, putting together a band of ruthless misfits to help him stake his claim of the riches of the caravans. He defended his intentions to produce great literature in the setting of the Old West. If you like Zane Grey please give this one a try. Lucy, Spades, Clubfoot and Paiute make this story come alive. But Mescal is being relentlessly pursued by Holderness, a man who is not to be trusted. . Little Known Characters in America: Ted Turner. Zane Grey Terrace, a small residential street in the hillsides of Altadena, is named in his honor. Then Adam committed the ultimate crime. He graduated in 1896, and while practicing dentistry in New York City continued to play baseball with the Athletic Club in East Orange, New Jersey. An error has occured while loading the map. His first book Betty Zane was turned down by several publishers so in 1904 he published it privately. The Drift Fence shows how this tender young man struggles to overcome the odds he faces and ultimately wins over the heart of the beautiful young lass. . It is now on his treasured shelf of other Grey novels! Shortly after, this was followed by Riders of the Purple Sage, becoming his most noted novel, all-time best-selling book, and one of the most successful Western novels of all time. Next, I would recommend Riders of the Purple Sageand then The Rainbow Trail. In honor of Lambeths more successful brother, they named her: Terrill.Upon the arrival of the Civil War, Lambeth enlists in Lees army, leaving behind his wife and tomboy daughter, with hopes to reconcile living in the shadow of his brother. He enjoyed hunting and exploring as well, and these activities also found expression in his sports and adventure stories, written for both juvenile and adult readers. . Zane Grey (1872-1939) was one of the world's most prominent and prolific writers of Western novels. " To have the book published, Grey agreed to some structural changes. Bruce shows up, and the remainder of the book is about the love between Bruce and Trinity, about an effort by Bruce to be someone else, about the Texas Ranger hunt for Bruce, and about a fight in which Bruce, a group of cowboys, and a group of Texas Rangers take on a bunch of cattle rustlers. A 5-Star Review: The majority of Zane Greys western novels are very good - but Twin Sombreros has to be in the top ten. But one county held out against attack after attack, a place so mean that a saint would have turned bad.  One of his books, "Tales of the Angler's El Dorado, New Zealand," helped establish the Bay of Islands in New Zealand as a premier game fishing area. , While Dolly managed Grey's career and raised their three children, including son Romer Zane Grey, over the next two decades Grey often spent months away from the family. Although they were outnumbered a thousand to one, the Texas Rangers fought a holding action against the complete breakdown of law and order, often paying for peace with their lives. Some of his finest works include Spirit of the Border, The Last Trail, and The Lone Star Ranger. There were also numerous films adapted from his novels and short stories. Zane Grey Roadless Area (58,000 acres), along the Rogue River, is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon, USA. Betty Zane Grey Grosso (1912-2007) was the only daughter of Zane and Lina Elise Grey. He leaned propped against the rail of the great ship, in an obscure place aft, shadowed by the life-boats. I am full of stories and zeal and fire yet I am inhibited by doubt, by fear that my feeling for life is false. When she adopts a child, Fay, she abandons her beliefs and discovers her true love. He fished, wrote, and spent time with his many mistresses. Diary Entries from ZG on "Gladiator." His ancestors were Quaker immigrants from England. His greatest sustained success, wealth, and fame came after he, Dolly, and their three children (Romer, Betty, and Lore) moved to Altadena, California, in 1918. were frequent visitors to Long Key, Florida, where they helped to establish the Long Key Fishing Club, built by Henry Morrison Flagler. Their daughter was named Virginia Lu Nichols, born February 1966. Zane Grey Books # 2) The Spirit of the Border, Zane Grey Books # 4) The Heritage of the Desert, Zane Grey Books # 5) The Young Forester 1910, Zane Grey Books # 6) Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey Books # 8) The Lone Star Ranger, Zane Grey Books # 9) The Light of Western Stars, Zane Grey Books # 10) The Rustlers of Pecos County, Zane Grey Books # 14) The Desert of Wheat, Zane Grey Books # 15) The Mysterious Rider, Zane Grey Books # 17) Wanderer of the Wasteland, Zane Grey Books # 19) The Call of the Canyon, Zane Grey Books # 20) Under the Tonto Rim, Zane Grey Books # 22) The Thundering Herd, Zane Grey Books # 25) Valley of Wild Horses, Zane Grey Books # 30) The Shepherd of Guadaloupe, Zane Grey Books # 31) The Dude Ranger: A Western Story, Zane Grey Books # 32) Sunset Pass: A Western Story, Zane Grey Books # 34) The Hash Knife Outfit: A Western Story, Zane Grey Books # 37) The Lost Wagon Train, Zane Grey Books # 38) Knights of the Range, Zane Grey Books # 41) Raiders of Spanish Peaks, Zane Grey Books # 44) Twin Sombreros: A Western Story, Zane Grey Books # 45) Shadow on the Trail, Zane Grey Books # 47) Stranger from the Tonto, Buffalo Man Full Episode Gunsmoke, Season #03, Episode #18, Blood Money Full Episode Gunsmoke, Season #13, Episode #19, Blood Money Full Episode Gunsmoke, Season #03, Episode #03, Bad Seed Full Episode Gunsmoke, Season #06, Episode #21, Abelia Full Episode Gunsmoke, Season #14, Episode #08. The lives he touches, the people he loves. She likes Jim Cleve but is impatient with his laziness. It captures both the fascination and the terror of the desert along the Arizona/Mexico border, about 190o. However, Janes churchmen were displeased with her association with non-Mormons and the evil Mormons drove them into a narrow valley, and trapped them there. Dolly came from a family of physicians and was studying to be a schoolteacher. By 1930 he was hailed as the most sought after writer in America. An action packed gun-slinging western with the hero on a magnificent white horse killing the bad guy. Stephen Hansen. As Brite begins to doubt the operation, a mysterious, young drifter named Reddie Bayne rides into their camp, and Brite offers him a job. On this life changing journey Cameron also meets Kit Sunderlund and in doing so finds a place he wants to settle down in, should the wire reach Ft. Bridger at all. Trained as a dentist, Grey practiced in New York City from 1898 to 1904, when he published privately a novel of pioneer life, Betty Zane, based on an ancestor's . Warren A. Lewis.  Eventually, Grey was spotted by a baseball scout and received offers from many colleges. , A 1950 newspaper article stated that Romer Zane Grey and his mother had completed work on Cahuenga Pass, one of Zane Grey's unfinished novels, and that a film treatment would be prepared. His depiction of the Old West derived from his deep respect and travel experience in the land of cowboys remains in pop culture today, leaving an immense impact on American culture in general. Now, I read them aloud to my 10 year old son while we wait for the fish to bite or bedtime after a lony winter days hunt, just as my father did with me and his with him. He does pick up one though, but later finds this young pup of a drover is not the teenage boy he thinks he is. Romer Carl "Reddy" Gray (surname spelling to be explained later), was the last of five children born to Lewis M. Gray and Josephine Alice Zane Gray in Zanesville, Ohio. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, graduating with a degree in dentistry in 1896. All conflicts are resolved, and loving-kindness breaks out at the end of the novel after the gunfight. They included Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen, Buster Crabbe, Shirley Temple, and Fay Wray. Zane Grey had become a household name; thereafter Harper eagerly received all his manuscripts. He was married to Hannah Dickinson, born on November 25, 1797 in Berks County Pennsylvania. Book Summary: Texas. Book Summary: Driven away from home and hearth and his sweetheart by his father, Ben seeks refuge in the remote wilderness of Forlorn River. , In 1923, a reviewer said Grey's "moral ideas [were] decidedly askew." A great, entertaining story. Here they both meet a hard working archeologist who impresses Mr. Endicott to the point he feels that Phillip Randolph is just the man to marry his daughter to. He was famous for being a Novelist. After his first successful venture of moving 2,500 cattle along the infamous Chisholm Trail, Adam Brite couldnt resist the allure of a second drive. They took the most contrary bunch of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, shootists rascals, and politicians, jumbled them together, and somehow formed a state. He concealed the episode when he returned to Penn. But she really loves the cowboy, Wilson Moore. Hell rob, burn, and make off with you. Book Summary: Code B-I.The code of chivalry, a standard of honor between men and of loyalty and decency between a girl and a man. On the run for killing a man to save his own skin, Duane must now infiltrate the deadly Chelsedine gang.  The Ivy League was highly competitive and an excellent training ground for future pro baseball players. Book Summary: This is a high-spirited adventure from a true legend of Western storytelling. ILANDMON. I love that type of ending. Prolific American writer and pioneer of Western as a new literary The fourth of five children born to Lewis M. Gray, a dentist, and Josephine Alice Zane, his was an active boyhood marked by attendance at local schools and participation in many boyhood activities of which fishing and baseball were his favorites. Couldnt put it down! Wanderer of the Wasteland is the story of a good man, Adam. Congress appropriated only $400,000 for the building of the telegraph wire, which was a huge disappointment for Sibley and Creighton. Lumbermen have been wiping out the timber and never thinking of the future: he knows that. David Carlyle, Another Land.David Carlyle. These were the men Panhandle Smith had come to find-and destroy. Recognized as father of the modern American western novel, Zane Grey goes down as one of the most popular and beloved western fiction writers for generations. Book Summary: The Border Legionis the adventure of a daring frontierswoman and the men she inspires. She was a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  The Grey family moved to California to be closer to the film industry and to enable Grey to fish in the Pacific. Grey finally ceased his dental practice to work full-time on his nascent literary pursuits. . There was the same mystery in the black hollows of the sea as from boyhood he had seen and feared in the gloomy gulches of the foothills.. As they begin their journey north, Brite looks over the vast western landscape and his men attempting to herd the thousands of cattle from afar. Zane G.Craig, 95, of Alliance passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Grand Island. He is doomed to lie, kill and forever ride the Fugitive Trail. Grey wrote in simple language. , Grey summed up his feelings for the city: "In Altadena, I have found those qualities that make life worth living. The place is unknown but probably in Dublin, Ireland. Highly recommended. RG Bud Phelps, Book Summary: Riders of the Purple Sage is a Western novel by Zane Grey, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1912. Keven is tended to by Beryl, the daughter of a gold miner. WONDERFUL! Aaron M. Wilson. A 5-Star Review: This Story is a FABULOUS read! The story begins: What subtle strange message had come to her out of the West? Have you heard of it. The Dude Rangeris a classic western story written by Zane Grey, one of the best-selling authors of all time. He also had two brothers, both of which were very close to him. , After a passionate and intense courtship marked by frequent quarrels, Grey and Dolly married five years later in 1905. His wife sold their Lackawaxen house 6 years later to Helen James, the daughter of a long-time family friend. Janet traced with him the faithful, the only friend, and he turned her loyalty to the ultimate, supreme effort of heart, will and spirit. The book tells the location of the Melrose ranch relative to Llano Estacado and the Brazos River, but its hard to understand; I think its somewhere near a north-south line between Dickens and Clarendon, east of Lubbock and Amarillo. There are 35 books missing from this list. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. They owned the marshal and used him to rob the town blind.  The novel dramatized the heroism of an ancestor, Betty Zane who had saved Fort Henry. , His novel The Vanishing American (1925), first serialized in The Ladies' Home Journal in 1922, prompted a heated debate. Book Summary: From one of the bestselling western novelists of all time, comes another classic story.Templeton Lambeth had so desperately wanted a son an heir to ride by his side through the vast, wild ranges just west of the Pecos River. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. . Follow Ernest Selby as the young dude quickly learns to be a rancher, a law-enforcer, and a cowboy. It seems like a perfect place to settle into their new life as ranchers. Permission to publish material from Zane Grey papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators. Surveyor Skip, Book Summary: They say I fell among thieves.Ive fallen among saints as well.. During his courtship of Dolly, Grey still saw previous girlfriends and warned her frankly, But I love to be free. But nothing he did, no act of courage, righteousness, or violence, washed Adam clean. Unfortunately, his criminal actions force him to flee from his beloved Nesta and his happy Tonto Rim home, pursued by the law. The missionaries sent out there are almost everyone mean, vicious, weak, immoral, useless men. Almost as soon as they get to work, the Lindsay familys peace is disturbed, and their protected new homestead quickly becomes an isolated outpost as rustlers begin to harass their herds. L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Larry McClure. Please try again. His brother Romer earned money by driving a delivery wagon. Oct 23 1939 - Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States, Carl Romer Carl Romer Reddy Grey, Ella Leota Gray, Ida Gertrude Grey, Lewis Ellsworth Grey, ing players Cast as the son of a famous "two- in a period marked by the, Jan 31 1872 - Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, Dr Lewis M Grey (Gray), Josephine Alice Grey (born Zane), Ella Leota Gray, Louis Ellsworth Gray, Lewis Ellsworth Gray, Ida Gertrude Gray, Romer Carl (Reddy) Grey (Gray), Romer Zane Grey, Elizabeth Betty Zane Grey, Loren Grey, Telephone company, died shout 10 n. m. at lho of hls son, Milten. These two books were his first major successes in literature and the ones by which he established his national reputation as an author. He has great characterization. Outside class, he spent his time on baseball, swimming, and creative writing, especially poetry. It is worth the time! The characters male/female behaviors and moral codes are clearly tied to the time period reflected in the authors lifetime and would be out-of-context in a contemporary novel, but reflective of a simpler time when societys choices were also less complex. His father was a preacher, farmer, and dentist, while his mother was a Quaker. . Romer, nicknamed "R. C." and Zane's closest friend for many years, followed on April 8, 1875. I only saw 50 listed. A 5-Star Review: Really enjoyed this Zane Gray western. All his income was split fifty-fifty with her; from her "share," she covered all family expenses. I love these books set in history. Given the name Pearl Zane Grey, he was born into a family that immigrated to the American colonies in 1673 and . Zane was closest to his brother Romer, who was only three years younger. Pearl Zane Gray was born January 31, 1872, in his ancestral home of Zanesville, Ohio. He also has a few books set in the Ohio River Valley during the U.S. Betty Virginia Zane, had one child. Before his death he published 40 western romances in addition to works for juveniles, and collections of short stories and books on his adventures as a hunter, explorer, and fisherman. Called Pearl as a youngster, many of the fistfights for which he was known during his school years were apparently triggered by taunts about his name. Two daring brothers search for the wild stallion atop the high plateau where the animal leads his herd. I shall never lose the spirit of my interest in women. This author does an excellent job of transporting you right into the lives of the characters. Book Summary: In the days of the frontier West, it was not unusual for desperadoes and fugitives from justice to seemingly disappear from the face of the earth.  He was particularly impressed with Our Western Border, a history of the Ohio frontier that likely inspired his earliest novels. The Zane family was important to the early history and settlement of western Virginia and the U.S. state of Ohio.  Grey's publishers paired his novels with some of the best illustrators of the time, including N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Douglas Duer, W. Herbert Dunton, W. H. D. Koerner, and Charles Russell.. Here is Zane Greys list of works along with a short summary: Book Summary: Betty Zane was a strong, young frontier woman living in a mans world. Romer played a single major league game in 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Venters had always intended on returning to the valley to search for the Jane and Fay, circumstances have prevented him from doing it. Other places named for the family include: This article about an Ohioan is a stub. By the end of the book I was on her side. A 5-Star Review: I thoroughly enjoy reading Zane Greys stories as he has the knack of sucking you right into the action. He married Sara (maiden name unknown). He knows hell get his comeuppance. They thought his characters unrealistic and much larger-than-life. She is especially successful with a strong, uncouth bee-hunter andlove comes her way in the form of Edd Denmeade, a man giving the impression of extraordinary strength and suppleness. Six years ago he had to leave the cowtown of Wagontongue because of a history of gunfights and run-ins with bad hombres.  Despite his great popular success and fortune, Grey read the reviews and sometimes became paralyzed by negative emotions after critical ones. Mabel Ebner. , Grey chose the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, where he studied dentistry and joined Sigma Nu fraternity; he graduated in 1896. Gale knows that defying such a man could be suicide. She died around 16721673. The map below shows the places where the ancestors of the famous person lived. For weeks Grey lived the life of a Westerner in the deserts of Arizona and Utah. , The more books Grey sold, the more the established critics, such as Heywood Broun and Burton Rascoe, attacked him. After years of abandonment and decay, the cabin was restored in 1966 by Bill Goettl, a Phoenix air conditioning magnate. Love the characters so typical of Mr. Gray. Im personally sorry I never picked up a Zane Grey book before now, and Im not sure that Im even comfortable throwing my poor reviewing and writing skills at this masterwork.Just read it for yourself, and keep it on your Kindle or bookshelf when you need a reminder of what a great book should be. Brother of R. C. Grey, Birth name: Pearl Zane Gray' better known as author Zane Grey b. January 31, 1872 Zanesville, Ohio d. October 23, 1939 Altadena, California. Walt Disney loved to give us tear-jerker stories that left me sad and pathetic and I prefer that the animals not die. Grey had written over 80 booksWesterns, juvenile fiction, biographies, fishing and outdoor novels, and short storiesmaking him immensely popular up to this day. A 5-Star Review: This is the sequel to The Light of Western Stars. Forged in blood. More of Grey's work was featured in adapted form on the Zane Grey Show, which ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System for five months in the 1940s, and the "Zane Grey Western Theatre," which had a five-year run of 145 episodes. He had no children. In 1905, Grey married Lina Elise Roth and later had three children, Romer, Betty, and Loren. Whenever possible, he played baseball with the Orange Athletic Club in New Jersey, a team of former collegiate players that was one of the best amateur teams in the country. farm in Lackawaxen, - IMDb Mini Biography By: firstname.lastname@example.org.  Grey continued to write popular novels about Manifest Destiny, the conquest of the Old West, and the behavior of men in elemental conditions. A 5-Star Review: I reread this book after a number of yearsit still pulls at the heartstrings for me. Two years later Grey produced his best-known book, Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), his all-time best-seller, and one of the most successful Western novels in history. He was formerly married to Ewdokija "Tony" Moros. Death on the shifting barren sands seems less insupportable to the imagination than death out on the boundless ocean, in the awful, windy emptiness. Distrusted by the woman he loves, menaced by killers, and hounded by slander, Ben finds his day of reckoning at the edge of Forlorn River. A 5-Star Review: Love the combination of old west, Wild West, romance and the quick action that comes with the turn of a page. In 1910 he published Heritage of the Desert and in 1912 Riders of the Purple Sage. The characters struggle against their own natures, their culture, and nature itself to find answers to the question who am I?. His house in Arizona had a swimming pool. From 1918 until 1932, he was a regular contributor to Outdoor Life magazine.