Glenn Kilbourne is a sick and injured man who returns to New York to his fiancée Carley Burch, after fighting in France in World War I. He decides to move to Arizona in order to recover his health and there he meets Flo Hutter, the daughter in the family he is staying with. Glenn decides to stay in Arizona and become a hog farmer but his fiancée, who cannot lead such life, breaks the engagement. After returning to New York Carley feels empty and misses Glenn. She decides to travel back to Arizona and marry him. What she does not know is that Glenn has already proposed to Flo.
”The Call of the Canyon” from 1924 is a Western novel by Zane Grey. It is filled with many lengthy descriptions of the Arizona countryside which can also be seen in the silent movie ”The Call of the Canyon”.
Zane Grey’s story is filled with many lengthy descriptions of the Arizona countryside which can also be seen in the silent movie ”The Call of the Canyon” which is based on the novel. Pearl Zane Grey was an American author born in 1872. He is best known with his adventure novels which idealize the American frontier and which largely created a new genre called western. The novel ”Riders of the Purple Sage”, published in 1912, earned Grey wide popularity. The book turned to the author’s all-time-best seller and also one of the most successful Western novels. Zane Grey wrote more than 80 books which later inspired many Western writers who followed in Zane Grey’s footsteps.
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