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Last of the Duanes

Last of the Duanes

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by Richard Rohan


Last of the Duanes

Written by Zane Grey

Narrated by Richard Rohan

ratings:
4.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781601362810
Format:
Audiobook

Description

When this unforgettable novel was first published it was a rousing success and was made into a movie four times.

Buck Duane's father was a gunfighter who died by the gun and, in accepting a drunken bully's challenge, Duane himself was forced into the life of an outlaw.

He roamed the dark trails of southwestern Texas, living in outlaw camps, until he met the one woman who could help him overcome his past—a girl named Jennie Lee.

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781601362810
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

American author (Pearl Zane Grey) is best known as a pioneer of the Western literary genre, which idealized the Western frontier and the men and women who settled the region. Following in his father’s footsteps, Grey studied dentistry while on a baseball scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. Grey’s athletic talent led to a short career in the American minor league before he established his dentistry practice. As an outlet to the tedium of dentistry, Grey turned to writing, and finally abandoned his dental practice to write full time. Over the course of his career Grey penned more than ninety books, including the best-selling Riders of the Purple Sage. Many of Grey’s novels were adapted for film and television. He died in 1939.

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  • (5/5)
    Great Western! I'd forgotten how good a writer Zane Grey was. Very enjoyable. Must read more about the Duanes.
  • (4/5)
    This is a story of Zane Grey's which he wrote in 193 and had rejected. so he cobbled part of it together with part of another, The Lone Star Rangers, to make a commercially successful story which was made into movies several times. Finally, in 1996, the original version was brought out by Loren Grey, Zane's heir. It concerns Buck Duane, the young son of a dead gunfighter in early Texas, who is pushed into a fight by a drunken cowboy and kills him, and goes on to become an outlaw who kills a number of other people (the editors who rejected the story apparently felt Buck killed too any people to be a good guy). Given the usual "code of the west' (fictionally, anyway) I am a bit surprised that killing one man in a fair fight was enough to make Buck an outlaw, but that's the way Grey tells it.