Riders of the purple sage novel
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Riders of the purple sage; A novel,
Riders of the Purple Sage
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Zane Grey was actually an American dentist as well as an author, and his adventure novels and Western novels are his most popular works. In all of his works, he heavily idealized the American frontier, yet it made for good reading in the Western genre. The novel is situated in an extremely specific time and place. The plot of the book takes place in and occurs during the early spring and summer of that year. This occurred after a large migration of Mormon settlers from the middle of Ohio, settlers who were persecuted in other parts of the country due to their belief in polygamy, took place for about ten years between and
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Considered by scholars  to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre, the novel has been called "the most popular western novel of all time. Elder Tull, a polygamist  with two wives already, wishes to have Jane for a third wife, along with her estate. Southern Utah canyon country, The influx of Mormon settlers from to serves as a backdrop for the plot. The Mormons had been living in Kirtland, Ohio in the s, but ventured west to escape persecution, Mormons being unpopular. The story is told from an anonymous third-person, omniscient point-of-view. The narrator reports what the characters say and how they feel, even when they are alone.