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The U.P. Trail and The Call of the Canyon

The U.P. Trail and The Call of the Canyon

Two Complete Novels

Zane Grey

Forge Books


“Vivid and thrilling, unforgettable.”—The New York Times on The U.P. Trail

From the legendary writer of the west: two complete novels in one low-priced edition.

The U.P. Trail
In The U.P. Trail, a railroad man and a cowboy rescue a young woman left for dead in an Indian attack. The engineer, Warren Neale, and Allie Lee swiftly fall in love and are as switfly parted when the men return to the task of forcing the Union Pacific rail line through the mountains of the West. Little do they know that greedy, bloodthirsty bandits stalk them all.

The Call of the Canyon
With his health and spirit shattered by the Civil War, Glenn Kilbourne heeds The Call of the Canyon and flees New York City for rough, unspoiled Arizona sheep country. When a year passes with no word, Carley Burch, Kilbourne’s fiance, tracks him down, determined to lure him back to the bright lights of the big city. Will the raw beauty of the canyon change her into a fit mate for the heroic man Kilbourne has become?

Other Zane Grey doubles
Wildfire and The Heritage of the Desert
The Spirit of the Border and The Last Trail
The Lone Star Ranger and The Mysterious Rider
The Last of the Plainsmen and Last of the Great Scouts
Riders of the Purple Sage and The Rainbow Trail
Betty Zane and To the Last Man


In the early sixties a trail led from the broad Missouri, swirling yellow and turgid between its green-groved borders, for miles and miles out upon the grassy Nebraska plains, turning westward over the undulating prairie,...

Praise for The U.P. Trail and The Call of the Canyon

“A story that flows as swiftly and irresistibly as the Colorado River. His West is the rainbow land we visit in spirit when the job palls. The wild, lonely, fearfully beautiful Arizona desert has never been better done.”—The New York Times on The Call of the Canyon

“It is the railroad that is the center of interest, that is both hero and heroine. Grey’s pictures of the slow, determined, thwarted, triumphant progress of the line are vivid and thrilling, unforgettable.”—The New York Times on The U.P. Trail

Zane Grey

Zane Grey is widely and justifiably considered “the father of the western,” as he published nearly one hundred books, most of them novels of the American frontier. His fiction spanned the decades from the Revolutionary War, as in the biographical Betty Zane, to the turmoil-filled years of the Civil War and the post-war period of westward expansion.

Grey’s best-known work may be the classic Riders of the Purple Sage, which has been adapted for film five times (most recently in 1996). More than 100 films have been based on Grey’s works, beginning in the silent film era and continuing into modern times; including both The U.P. Trail and The Call of the Canyon. It’s estimated that more than 40 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.

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