The Drift Fence

The Drift Fence When The First Drift Fence Is Built Across A Free Cattle Range, Anger Overflows Jim Traft, The Tenderfoot In Charge Of Building The Fence, Finds Himself In Deep Trouble.It Takes All Of His Wits To Stay Alive, Let Alone Complete The Fence But With Courage And Tenacity Traft Finishes His Work And Lives To See It Bring New Order To The Range. Leaving Missouri with no knowledge of cattle ranching,Jim Taft of Missouri is put in charge of building one hundred miles of fence on his uncle s western ranch to prevent cattle from drifting The job puts him in conflict with the local community and he must find a balance. Zane Grey s writing career was in full stride when this novel was first published in 1929 as a serial in the pages of The American Magazine That year saw two other serials, in The Country Gentleman and Ladies Home Journal, plus short fiction in Collier s and McCall s.Not much has changed since he found his basic western formula in his first novel, Heritage of the Desert 1910 A tenderfoot arrives in the Southwest, learns the ways of the West, wins the heart of a western girl, does battle with Zane Grey s writing career was in full stride when this novel was first published in 1929 as a serial in the pages of The American Magazine That year saw two other serials, in The Country Gentleman and Ladies Home Journal, plus short fiction in Collier s and McCall s.Not much
Good StoryA good western dressed up with considerable Zane Gray romance A very good light read Recommended for a couple evenings This particular book I would call middle weight Zane Grey It was fine in its own way, but pretty inferior to the last two I read, Light of Western Stars and Last of the Duanes It had a very appealing heroine, Molly Dunn, and an equally appealing bad guy gone good, her brother Slinger Dunn The hero, Jim Traft, I found a cookie cutter not really tender tenderfoot character, typical of a number of hard boiled types that often crop up in Grey s novels To his credit, Jim prefers duking it out This particular book I would call middle weight Zane Grey It was fine in its own way, but pretty
Young Jim Traft comes west to Arizona to make good and does right well, both as ramrod of his uncle s cowboys and in love with Molly Dunn The landscape is every bit as much a character as Jim and while the prose style remains repetitive and verbose, still muchstory than in some of Grey s novels. The best of all the Zane Grey set yet Mine was hardback with 314 pages. In the Top Six of his Top Ten. Well, he s a good storyteller Maybe I m too liberated.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 10 pages
  • The Drift Fence
  • Zane Grey
  • English
  • 21 December 2018
  • 0061004553