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Forlorn River by  Zane Grey - Signed First Edition - 1927 - from Idler Fine Books (SKU: 021227)

Forlorn River

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Forlorn River

by Grey, Zane

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927 First Printing of the stated First Edition, with "H-B" listed on the copyright page. Signed by Zane Grey in his signature purple ink on the front-free-endpaper. Filmed twice by Paramount Pictures, originally in 1926 as a silent film, directed by John Waters, with Jack Holt; and in 1937, directed by Charles Barton, with Buster Crabbe and June Martel. Book with faint rubbing to extremities and light age-toning to endpapers, else in fine condition; dust jacket with a few closed tears with associated creases, moderate paper loss, primarily to corners and spine ends, and some soiling to rear panel, else fine.


On Apr 10 2020, a reader said:
For my money "Forlorn River" is the better of the two books that comprise the story about Jim Lacey, the other being its sequel, "Nevada". "Nevada" is the more well known and the critic's choice, perhaps because Nevada was on the list of the first paper backs ever to be printed by Bantam books, and stayed on their list perpetually. But the story of Ben Ide, a young man who is at odds with his father over whether Ben was going to amount to anything because Ben loved to chase wild horses, and Ina Blaine, the second daughter of Hart Blaine, who thinks his daughter's four years at college has given her some strange ideas, and who will not be forced to marry Sewell McAdam, the son of a business partner of her father, makes for a rare good time in reading. When Ben is accused of cattle rustling he is forced to abandon his ranch, so he sets out to find who the real thieves are, but becomes side tracked because he is given the opportunity to catch "California Red" the fastest, most magnificent piece of horseflesh known in four states. Nevada, as Jim Lacy is known, had arrived at Ben's ranch and without any questions or seeming curiosity Ben takes care of his physical needs and let's Nevada stay on, again without knowing in the least who he is. Very quickly they become fast friends, and Nevada the go-between for Ben and Ina because their fathers do not get along due to some deal in which Ina's father took advantage. This story ends with Ben marrying Ina, and Ben's sister Hettie pining away for Nevada who leaves. But that is NOT the end of the story; you have to read the sequel, "Nevada" to get that. This is an excellent book I highly recommend you read.

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Idler Fine Books US (US)
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Forlorn River
Grey, Zane
Robert Amick
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1st Edition
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

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