No stealthy animal accounted for that trembling—that forward undulating quiver. When I think how the railroad has been pushed through this unwatered wilderness and haunt of savage tribes; how at each stage of the construction roaring, impromptu cities, full of gold and lust and death, sprang up and then died away again, and are now but wayside stations in the desert; how in these uncouth places Chinese pirates worked side by side with border ruffians and broken men from Europe, gambling, drinking, quarreling, and murdering like wolves; and then when I go on to remember that all this epical turmoil was conducted by gentlemen in frock-coats, with a view to nothing more extraordinary than a fortune and a subsequent visit to Paris--it seems to me as if this railway were the one typical achievement of the age in which we live, as if it brought together into one plot all the ends of the world and all the degrees of social rank, and offered to some great writer the busiest, the most extended, and the most varied subject for an enduring literary work. This is a free sample. The book is in the public domain now. I don't ordinarily read Westerns either McMurtry's Lonesome Dove being an exception but this was a lot of fun. Zane Grey: Romancing The West. What you'll learn that frontier life was indeed boring.
For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit. This is a free sample. Gray was a dentist who quit to write primarily westerns. Some of the tales he wrote in those days stuck with him enough that he later revised and expanded them into novels. His first novel was published in 1904.
Indeed, there are times when the story of the Transcontinental Railroad takes a backseat to the very, very human in this story. Submit Minimum order quantity: 12. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The signed North Umpqua Trail 1414 resumes past the creek. So when the Texas Rangers offer to deputize him for a dangerous undercover mission, Buck grabs it as his final chance for redemption.
Throughout their life together, he highly valued her management of his career and their family, and her solid emotional support. Characters have all the appea I fear I may have spoiled Zane Grey for myself by reading the best book first. Cover illustration of pioneer men and Indians engaged in fighting. I downloaded this book for free from LibriVox. You can read Also published in 1918: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington Sources: Grey, Zane. He has flaws, but they are both understandable and exacerbated by circumstances. She fell for the strong, silent borderman, who patrolled the borders of the settlement, trying to keep the settlers safe.
I cannot change my spots. And as I read this or that detail or plot twist, it was fun to wonder what my Father had thought about these things when he too read this book so very long ago. Then he loses her again. The merest glance between two young people has them in love and ready to marry. Roberts is a prolific audiobook narrator. It was read beautifully by a talented reader.
The heroine is ridiculous, self-centered, selfish, and silly, and the hero is basically a mass murderer of Indians. 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. Love plays a large role in this story as it has in many stories The Last Trail by Zane Grey is a good example of American literature written in the early part of the last century. As far as I could determine the facts in the book are accurate. Grey obviously loved nature and included lots of description--especially of sunsets.
He wrote it in four months in 1910. He first visited New Zealand in 1926 and caught several large fish of great variety, including a , a ferocious fighter which presented a new challenge. There was something heavy about the way Larry King gave his honest, bleak opinion on what had happened to Allie. I read this book alongside a gentleman who goes by Bob R. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Please purchase full version of the book to continue. But it was a rollicking good story.
There was a racial slur for just about every minority you can think of: blacks, American Indians, Irish, Italians, Chinese, Texans, whatever. Dust jacket has some creasing and left corner flap torn where price would be. Allie survies this harrowing experience and is discovered and rescued by a young engineer of the Union Pacific railroad. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. Fueled by the desire to see the railroad complete, William has to contend with the brutal terrain, bandits, badlands, and displaced Indians. The women in the book are beautiful but hardy and teach Sunday School. As all of Zane Grey's books, this particular novel was engrossing, and can be read quickly simply because of the action and how he spins his tale.
I am full of stories and zeal and fire. Grey often went camping with his brother R. The book was later published by the American magazine, , which provided Grey some satisfaction. I recommend the book, but I do not recommend this edition, because of the poor reading. It just goes to show that back then, good people could have terrible perceptions without ever being made aware of it. If it be romance, if it be contrast, if it be heroism that we require, what was Troy to this? These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage.
It's not a groundbreaking novel, but that wasn't the aim. Rubbing and wear along spine edges, corner scraping and wear, pages tanned. While his father struggled to re-establish his dental practice, Zane Grey made rural house calls and performed basic extractions, which his father had taught him. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Eventually, Grey was spotted by a baseball scout and received offers from many colleges. The reader didn't quite use a monotone, but many of the sentences and paragraphs were run-on, giving the impression that the reader didn't quite know the story or how it should be read. Please purchase full version of the book to continue.