Riders of the Purple Sage Analysis
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.