Originally published in 1925, in THE DEER STALKER, Zane Grey readers will find all they have come to expect from their favorite Western author—swift action, magnificent descriptions of the desert and canyon country, plus the added valiant effort of a ranger's struggle to save the doomed herd of deer on the Buckskin range.Zane Grey makes the reader see this colorful Arizona country, makes him feel something of the awe that is the inevitable reaction of man to the majesty of one of nature's miracles, makes him smell the tang of mingled pine and sagebrush, makes him thrill to the heroic struggle of a few dedicated men as they battle to undo the harm of the willful and greedy.
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts. Born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, Grey was intrigued by history from an early age. His first three novels recounted the heroism of ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was also an avid reader of adventure stories such as Robinson Crusoe and the Leatherstocking Tales, as well as dime novels featuring Buffalo Bill and "Deadwood Dick". Grey attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship and studied dentistry. He went on to play minor league baseball with several teams, including the Newark, New Jersey Colts in 1898 and also with the Orange Athletic Club for several years. He played a single major league game in 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After graduating, Grey established his practice in New York City and began to write in the evening. He is the author of Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), which has been widely regarded as the most popular Western novel of all time. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, his novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater. Zane Grey died in Altadena, California in 1939 aged 67.