Zane Grey

His Life, His Adventures, His Women
Author: Thomas H. Pauly
The first accurate and thorough biography of the man behind the myths of the Old West
Cloth – $36.95
978-0-252-03044-4
Paper – $27.95
978-0-252-07492-9
eBook – $14.95
978-0-252-09211-4
Publication Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2007
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About the Book

Zane Grey was a disappointed aspirant to major league baseball and an unhappy dentist when he belatedly decided to take up writing at the age of thirty. He went on to become the most successful American author of the 1920s, a significant figure in the early development of the film industry, and a central player in the early popularity of the Western.

Thomas H. Pauly's work is the first full-length biography of Grey to appear in over thirty years. Using a hitherto unknown trove of letters and journals, including never-before-seen photographs of his adventures--both natural and amorous--Zane Grey has greatly enlarged and radically altered the current understanding of the superstar author, whose fifty-seven novels and one hundred and thirty movies heavily influenced the world's perception of the Old West.

About the Author

Thomas H. Pauly is a professor of English at the University of Delaware. He is the author of books on Elia Kazan and the historical background of the musical Chicago.

Awards

Voted Best Biography in the 2007 inaugural Classic Angling magazine’s Book Awards.