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Betty Zane by Zane Grey

Betty Zane (1903)

by Zane Grey

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Zane's books are very repetitive, heroines are all plucky girls who adapt to the West and the heroes are all solitary nature lovers that are finally tamed by the girl. The descriptions of nature are tedious at times. Everything turns out just fine in the end without much tension involved in getting to there. ( )
  lindawwilson | Jun 6, 2011 |
A first edition thus, with these pecularities: from page 205 to 241 the in-between pages are missing, buty not to worry -- after page 258, a section begins again with pages 225 to 356 inclusive. Pages 205 to 224 seem to be loist forever on this edition. The wonderful thing is this volume was issued this way! There is no showing of any re-binding or removal of the spine. ( )
  andyray | Nov 27, 2009 |
Grey's first novel involves his own family in the early frontier along the Ohio river. This historical fiction includes tales of Lewis Wetzel and several Zanes. The center of the work is Betty Zane, whose run for powder saved the fort during a siege by Indians and the British during the Revolutionary War. ( )
  jpsnow | Feb 28, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812534654, Mass Market Paperback)

Inspired by the life and adventures of his own great-great grandmother, Betty Zane was Zane Grey's first novel and launched his career as a master writer of rousing frontier and Western adventures.

Betty Zane is the story of the events culminating in the last battle of the American Revolution, when two hundred Redcoats from British-controlled Detroit along with four hundred Shawnee Indian attacked the small, wood-palisaded Ford Henry on the western frontier. The heroine of the battle--a young, spunky, and beautiful frontier girl--was Betty Zane

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Author Zane Grey reveals the true story of her great-great-grandmother, Betty Zane, and her vital role in the American Revolutionary War. In the midst of the war, Betty and her family came under siege by British-backed Native American's and Fort Henry. After her father was wounded, Betty bravely ventured through enemy territory in order to retrieve supplies.… (more)

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