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Classics Book Discussion: Riders of the Purple Sage

Classics Book Discussion: Riders of the Purple Sage In-Person

The first session of the Classics Book Discussion Group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. The second session of the Classics Book Discussion Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 2 PM. Registration is not required. 

Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  Book Discussion  

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Told by a master storyteller who, according to critic Russell Nye, “combined adventure, action, violence, crisis, conflict, sentimentalism, and sex in an extremely shrewd mixture,” Riders of the Purple Sage is a classic of the Western genre. It is the story of Lassiter, a gunslinging avenger in black, who shows up in a remote Utah town just in time to save the young and beautiful rancher Jane Withersteen from having to marry a Mormon elder against her will. Lassiter is on his own quest, one that ends when he discovers a secret grave on Jane’s grounds. “[Zane Grey’s] popularity was neither accidental nor undeserved,” wrote Nye. “Few popular novelists have possessed such a grasp of what the public wanted and few have developed Grey’s skill at supplying it.”

Event Organizer

Gretchen Quinn

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