Riders of the Purple Sage Analysis

Literary Techniques

Even though his characterization is weak, Zane Grey can tell a story. Riders of the Purple Sage contains one of his most involved and...

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Riders of the Purple Sage Social Concerns

Riders of the Purple Sage is a romance, and like all romances it is several steps removed from reality. Zane Grey wrote about a time...

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Riders of the Purple Sage Literary Precedents

Zane Grey is a loner in literature, and one will search in vain for signs of influence from among his literary peers. In some ways his novels...

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Riders of the Purple Sage Related Titles

Riders of the Purple Sage bears a close relationship with all of Grey's novels. It is broader in scope and less restricted in plot...

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Riders of the Purple Sage Adaptations

Hollywood filmed three of Grey's novels in 1918: Riders of the Purple Sage, The Rainbow Trail, and The Border Legion. Since...

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Riders of the Purple Sage Bibliography (Masterpieces of American Fiction)

Farley, G. M. Zane Grey: A Documented Portrait. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Portals Press, 1986. A meticulous study of Grey’s career, listing everything he ever wrote and every movie adapted from his works.

Hardy, Phil. The Film Encyclopedia: The Western. New York: Morrow, 1983. One volume in a nine-volume series. Contains cast and production information as well as critical evaluations and synopses for hundreds of Western films from the sound era, including the 1931 and 1941 versions of Riders of the Purple Sage.

Jackson, Carlton. Zane Grey. Rev. ed. Boston: Twayne, 1989. A biographical-critical entry in Twayne’s United States Authors Series. Contains a chronology and a selected bibliography.

Scott, Kenneth W. Zane Grey, Born to the West: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1979. A thoroughly annotated bibliography containing a biographical-critical introduction and chapters on “The Fiction of Zane Grey,” “Zane Grey on Film,” and “Writings About Zane Grey” from 1904 through 1977.

Zane Grey: The Man and His Works. New York: Harper, 1928. A valuable compilation of articles by and about Grey, brought out by his longtime publisher at the height of his popularity.