Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vintage Zane Grey Novel


I must start this post by telling you that I have never read a Zane Grey novel. I found this 1st edition book at a thrift store for 50 cents. I am always watching for reading material that hubby might like. He is hard to please, and the retail bookstores are so expensive. He enjoyed this book and thought that I should read it. The original title was The Pioneer Wife, and when it was published after Grey's death...and title was changed. This novel is a quick read and very unlike current reading. He did not do much research when writing the book, and some of the things he describes are completely wrong. That said, I guess that his writing was pretty popular in it's time 1920's to 1940.

The thing is....I had no idea that I had purchased a 1st edition, printed in 1940. I think I may take it to sell at the premier used book seller in Oregon, Powell's Bookstore. I am thinking that Hubby might like some more books by Zane Grey...something to look for now.