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Riders of the Purple Sage: Large Print (Barnes And Noble Library Of Essential Reading Ser. #1)

by Zane Grey

The canyons and sage plains of Utah have a dangerous beauty. Skilled riders must go out every day and night to protect the herds and the homesteads from cattle rustlers. Stories of a masked man and a lone gunman looking for vengeance have spread across Utah. There has long been a feud between Gentiles and Mormons. A feud that Jane Withersteen, daughter of the man who founded the Mormon settlement of Cottonwood, chooses to ignore. When Mormon Elder Tull discovers that the woman he means to make one of his wives has offered hospitality to an outsider he vows vengeance but he underestimates her courage and the determination of the riders of the plains.

Bar-20 Days

by Clarence E. Mulford

Hopalong Cassidy and his fellow cow punchers on the Bar-Twenty ranch run into many adventures during the course of a season. After being shanghaied into forced labor at sea, Hopalong and his friends return to shore to fight Apaches, escape flash floods, and avenge the murder of a lawman.

Buck Peters, Ranchman

by Clarence E. Mulford

When Buck Peters went to Montana to start a new ranch, he found his partner dead, his cowhands being slaughtered like steers, himself shot full of holes and a neighbor stealing his stock. It meant one thing: range war. Only Hopalong Cassidy could help Buck now - Hoppy, who was in Texas with a newfound bride and a ranch to run. But Hoppy had no choice. He was Buck's last hope. He had to come.

Foxfire

by Anya Seton

A captivating story of adventure and romance during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Katherine. 'Anya Seton takes us into other worlds, making us live for a few hours on a grand scale' (Women's Journal)Amanda Lawrence is a charming, sheltered socialite in the post-Depression New York of the 1930s. But when she falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer, she decides to leave her privileged life behind. Amanda is infatuated with Dart's strength and self-reliance, but she has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to Lodestone.Foxfire is the story of a beautiful New York girl, desperately seeking a happy marriage in the played-out mining towns of the arid Arizona desert. It was adapted for the screen and released in 1955 starring Jane Russell and Jeff Chandler.ANYA SETON (19040-1990) was the author of 10 bestselling historical novels: Dragonwyk, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, The Hearth & Eagle, Foxfire, Katherine, Avalon, The Winthrop Woman, Devil Water and Green Darkness.

McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

by Frank Norris

The seeds of a man's destruction are sown when he falls in love with a woman who is promised to another.McTeague and his bride, Trina, begin their marriage on a happy note—Trina has won $5,000 in a lottery. But Trina, in a fit of frugality, refuses to touch the principal from her lottery win and instead invests the money with her uncle. When McTeague's dental practise is shut down by local authorities, the couple's financial means is quickly exhausted, and they descend into poverty with disastrous and shocking consequences.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

True Grit: Young Readers Edition (Perennial Bestsellers Series)

by Charles Portis

There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, $150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster - a man, she's told, who has grit - and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.

Cabin Fever

by B. M. Bower

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Call of the Wild was published in 1903 and set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. The main character is a dog named Buck, stolen from his home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in the Yukon. The novel charts Buck's transformation from domestication to a state of animalistic instinct.This short novel has been adapted for the screen and television on numerous occasions.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Call of the Wild was published in 1903 and set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. The main character is a dog named Buck, stolen from his home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in the Yukon. The novel charts Buck's transformation from domestication to a state of animalistic instinct. This short novel has been adapted for the screen and television on numerous occasions.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Buck is a domesticated dog living with his loving family when he is stolen and sold off into the brutal life of an Alaskan sled dog, where must quickly learn how to survive in his new, wild life.

Cow-Country

by B. M. Bower

Bud leaves his home at Tomahawk Ranch to make his way in the world and begins an adventure that will thrill every lover of stories of the Old West. For Bud has landed in a nest of thieves, cut-throats, murderers and assorted crooks--all wanted by the law. Aiding him he has only the undercover help of a beautiful and desperate woman and the advice of a crook with a conscience. He keeps his eyes and ears open and his mouth shut. He keeps his guns oiled and his horses running. And when the final showdown comes, the stubborn young Scotchman beats the crooks at their own game --and collects a stake big enough for any musical-minded young cattle rancher.

The Crusade of the Excelsior

by Bret Harte

Excerpt: . . . CHAPTER XI. THE CAPTAIN FOLLOWS HIS SHIP. When Padre Esteban had finished reading the document he laid it down and fixed his eyes on the young man. Hurlstone met his look with a glance of impatient disdain. "What have you to say to this?" asked the ecclesiastic, a little impressed by his manner. "That as far as it concerns myself it is a farrago of absurdity. If I were the person described there, why should I have sought you with what you call a lie of 'sentimental passion, ' when I could have claimed protection openly with my SISTER PATRIOT," he added, with a bitter laugh. "Because you did not know THEN the sympathy of the people nor the decision of the Council," said the priest. "But I know it NOW, and I refuse to accept it. " "You refuse

A First Family of Tasajara

by Bret Harte

Classic western novel. "It blows," said Joe Wingate. As if to accent the words of the speaker a heavy gust of wind at that moment shook the long light wooden structure which served as the general store of Sidon settlement, in Contra Costa. <P> <P> Even after it had passed a prolonged whistle came through the keyhole, sides, and openings of the closed glass front doors, that served equally for windows, and filled the canvas ceiling which hid the roof above like a bellying sail. A wave of enthusiastic emotion seemed to be communicated to a line of straw hats and sou-westers suspended from a cross-beam, and swung them with every appearance of festive rejoicing, while a few dusters, overcoats, and "hickory" shirts hanging on the side walls exhibited such marked though idiotic animation that it had the effect of a satirical comment on the lazy, purposeless figures of the four living inmates of the store.

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