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Publication Order of Adam Larey Books

Wanderer of the Wasteland (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stairs of Sand (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brazos Keene Books

Knights of the Range (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twin Sombreros (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forlorn River Books

Publication Order of Jim Traft Books

The Hash Knife Outfit (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drift Fence (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ken Ward Books

The Young Forester (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Pitcher (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Young Lion Hunter (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ken Ward in the Jungle (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Light of the Western Stars Books

Light of Western Stars, The (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Majesty's Rancho (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pan Handle Smith Books

The Lone Star Ranger (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail Driver (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley Of Wild Horses (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Riders of the Purple Sage Books

Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rainbow Trail (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desert Crucible (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Golden West Books

with Louis L'Amour, Max Brand, Jon Tuska, Christopher Lane
Stories of the Golden West, Book 3 (With: Max Brand,Jon Tuska,Christopher Lane) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of the Golden West, Book 5 (With: Grover Gardner,Max Brand,Jon Tuska) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories Of The Golden West, Book 7 (With: Louis L'Amour,Max Brand) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Ohio River Trilogy Books

Betty Zane (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spirit of the Border (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Trail (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Last of the Plainsmen (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Stop (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heritage of the Desert (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildfire (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Gold (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Light of Western Stars (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cabin Gulch (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Border Legion (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The U. P. Trail (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desert Of Wheat (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Rider (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Comes to the Big Bend (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wyoming (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man of the Forest (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tonto Basin (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Last Man (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of the Beast (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rustlers of Pecos County (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Call of the Canyon (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Water Hole (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Tonto Rim (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thundering Herd (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deer Stalker (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanishing American (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shower of Gold (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Hand (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Pueblo (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Range (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don. The Story Of A Lion Dog (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Horse Mesa (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorn of the Mountains (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Missouri Schoolmarm (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue River Feud (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fighting Caravans (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
RobbersRoost (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset Pass (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dude Ranger (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
West of the Pecos (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raiders of Spanish Peaks (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Wagon Train (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Mountain (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Ames (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code of the West (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaws of Palouse (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
King of the Royal Mounted and the Great Jewel Mystery (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Western Union (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
30,000 on the Hoof (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilderness Trek (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow on the Trail (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maverick Queen (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
THE ROARING U.P.TRAIL (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Mesa (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger from the Tonto (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fugitive Trail (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arizona Clan (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse Heaven Hill (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boulder Dam (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prairie Gold (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanishing Indian (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Clan (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Ranger (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nassau, Cuba, Yucatan, Mexico (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoods (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures Of Finspot (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reef Girl (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captives of the Desert (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buffalo Hunter (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Land (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Heritage (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of Vengeance (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost In The Never Never (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tenderfoot (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tex Thorne Comes Out of the West (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yaqui (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
George Washington, Frontiersman (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last of the Great Scouts (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rangers of the Lone Star (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman of the Frontier (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last of the Duanes (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Trek (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Union Pacific (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Redheaded Outfield (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Lonely Trails (With: Ray Hogan) (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf Tracker and Other Animal Tales (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tappan's Burro and Other Stories (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ranger and Other Stories (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Feather and Other Stories (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bernardo's Revenge & Other Western Yarns (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Kingdom (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales From A Fisherman's Log (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Camp Robber and Other Stories (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Westerners (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Freshwater Fishing (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amber's Mirage and Other Stories (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Quaking Asp Cabin and Other Stories (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undiscovered Zane Grey Fishing Stories (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zane Grey's Greatest Animal Stories (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tigre and Other Stories (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avalanche, and Other Stories (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Western Stories (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seafishing Yarns (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvermane And Other Stories (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Tahitian Waters (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Southern Rivers (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rangle River (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Great Game Fish (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silvermane (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Florida Fishes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

An American Angler in Australia (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Angler's Eldorado (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zane Grey's Book of Camp and Trails (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zane Grey on Fishing (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories(1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Great Western Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Years Of Fishing: The Ultimate Tribute To Our Fishing Tradition(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden West(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Untamed West(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graphic Classics, Volume 12: Adventure Classics(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawless West(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Classic Westerns(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trailin' West(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Zane Grey was one of the prominent authors of America who used to write his novels based on the western fiction genre. He was born as Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Zane died on October 23, 1939 at the age of 67 in Altadena, California. His unique style of writing was based on the adventure and fiction novels that showed the idealized view of the Old West. Zane’s birth town Zanesville was founded by the forefathers of his mother. Having spent his growing years in Zanesville, he developed keen interests in baseball, fishing and writing. All these hobbies later added to his fame. Zane Grey joined the Pennsylvania University after winning a baseball scholarship. He studied dentistry at the university as per the wish of his father and graduated in the year 1896. Continuing his interest in baseball even after graduation, he began to play for a small league team for a short while in West Virginia. He was usually joined by his brother Carl Grey, who continued to play under the Pittsburgh Pirates until 1902. Zane used to visit Lackawaxen in Pennsylvania frequently to fish in the Delaware River, while studying dentistry. During one such event of fishing, he came across Lina Roth, who later became his wife. Lina proved to be a great motivation for Zane, who not only helped him to focus on his writings but also encouraged him in his work. With the help of Lina, Zane published his first story based on fishing in the year 1902. Zane and Lina got married in the year 1905 after which they moved to Lackawaxen. In the year 1907, Zane Grey became extremely excited about visiting the West after visiting there for the first time on a mountain expedition in Arizona along with one of his friends. It was in the year 1910 that his first novel based on western fiction got published. Lina played an important role in it too. The novel went on to become a bestseller which propelled Zane to write and publish popular novels one after the other. In the year 1912, he wrote the best book of his life and with the success of it he managed to start a motion picture company. However, after a few years Zane sold the company to Paramount Pictures’ owner Jesse Lasky.

The Paramount Pictures made numerous movies based on the writings of Zane. As every other novel written by Zane stared becoming successful after its publication, Zane went on to become one of the millionaire authors of his time. After several successful novels, he had it a habit to travel for the initial days of the year and then spend the remaining days of the year to write books based on his experiences from the adventurous travels. During that time he had built cabins beside the rivers in Oregon and Arizona, where he used to spend time thinking about the plots of his future novels. In his entire career as an author, Zane has written over 90 books, many of which became bestsellers and widely popular all over the world. A Bay in New Zealand was established as a famous fishing game region because of the efforts of Zane through his novel Tales of the Angerfs El Dorado. He visited New Zealand for the first time in the year 1926 on a fishing trip. Zane managed to catch several varieties of fishes such as Mako shark and several other large fishes. He also formed a base at the one of the bays which became famous as a gathering point of the rich and popular personalities. Zane continued with his stint of fishing in New Zealand and writing prolific articles on the game of fishing for a few years. His articles were highlighted in a number of international sporting magazines of his time. When he was at the peak of his career, Zane Grey made a number of world records in novel writing and fishing. He died in the year 1939 and his body was buried at the Union Cemetery in Lackawaxen in Pennsylvania. The government of of Pennsylvania has developed a museum in his name close to the Union Cemetery.

One of the initial novels written by Zane was titled ‘The Spirit of the Border’, which was published in the year 1906 and was republished by the Banner of Truth publishing house in the year 1981. The novel was based on the historical events that occurred in the Ohio River Valley during the late 18th century. The novel depicted the exploits of Lewis Wetzel, whose only motive was the destruction of the Native Americans and had dedicated his whole life for this purpose. He was also determined to protect the nascent settlements of the white people in the valley. The plot of the novels also shows the attempts of the Moravian Church missionaries to convert the Indians and make them follow the Christian religion. The story of the novel also dealt with the lives of two brothers, who tend to take different paths after they arrive at the border. The novel gave an account of a highly romantic plot and was the second of The Ohio River Trilogy, the first of which was titled Betty Zane, which revolved around the life of Jonathan Zane, one of the ancestors of Zane Grey. The other novel among the initial novels written by Zane was ‘The Light of Western Stars’. This novel was published in the year 1913 and was republished by the Echo Library publishing house in the year 2006.

The plot of the novel deals with the life of the primary character named Madeline Hammond and is set in New Mexico. The opening sequence of the novel shows Madeline Hammond as getting down from a train at the El Cajon railway station in New Mexico. It was during the time of midnight when she stepped down from the train. She realized that the place was nothing less than a big dark space filled with cool winds. The place was strangely empty with silence spread everywhere over a large distance on all sides. The conductor tells her that she will not find anybody over there to which she replies that she brother was coming to pick her up. She asked him if she could find a hotel or lodge in case her brother does not turn up. The conductor informs her about the nearby lodges and hotels and warns her that the place was not safe for her to be alone. He informs her that the town is mostly filled with Mexicans, miners and cowboys during the night time and they can be dangerous at times. He tells her to quickly find some hotel in order to be safe from the tense situation that has arisen because of the revolution across the border.

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3 Responses to “Zane Grey”

  1. Frank Wilcox: 1 year ago

    Did Zane Grey ever write a book about a downed pilot in Russia who evades capture?

  2. Sandy Pettyjohn: 4 years ago

    I absolutely love the Zane Grey books, actually I would hate to think how many I have. Yes I have some ” old ” hard backs and a lot of repeats of paper backs. My first one was ” The Spirit of The Border ” I was hooked. I will look at the list of books to see just how many I do have. Thanks so much want to visit his museum in Iowa possibly next summer. Will keep in touch.


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