Zane Grey Biography

Author (1872–1939)
Zane Grey was a novelist whose Western stories were some of the best-selling works of all time.


Zane Grey first visited the American West in 1906, setting his first novel, The Heritage of the Desert (1910), there. His second novel, Riders of the Purple Sage, was also set in the West, becoming the most popular of all his book and helping launch a new literary genre, the western. Grey subsequently wrote more than 80 westerns and remains one of the best-selling authors of all time.


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