The Great Trek: A Frontier Story

The Great Trek: A Frontier Story Sterl Hazelton Is No Stranger To Trouble But The Shooting That Made Him An Outlaw Was One He Didn T Do Though It Was His Cousin Who Pulled The Trigger, Sterl Took The Blame, And Now He Has To Leave The Country If He Wants To Stay Healthy Sterl And His Loyal Friend, Red Krehl, Set Out For The Greatest Adventure Of Their Lives, Signing On For A Cattle Drive Across The Vast Northern Desert Of Australia To The Gold Fields Of The Kimberley Mountains But It Seems No Matter Where Sterl Goes, Trouble Is Bound To Follow

Pearl Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West As of June 2007, the Internet Movie Database credits Grey with 110 films, one TV episode, and a series, Dick Powell s Zane Grey Theater based loosely on his novels and short stories.

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  • Hardcover
  • 739 pages
  • The Great Trek: A Frontier Story
  • Zane Grey
  • English
  • 23 June 2019
  • 9780786215850

10 thoughts on “The Great Trek: A Frontier Story

  1. says:

    Zane Grey is good at some things, adequate at others, and really lacking in some areas of writing As a storyteller, he can create a believable and engaging plot lilne with a very descriptive talent for place soemtimes, but his characters are very stock, off the shelf individuals with predictable sometimes wooden dialogue The book was severely edited when it first published and really could have benefited from judicious editing in the unabridged version I read.Australia was the real protagonist in this tale, not the characters.

  2. says:

    Zane Grey is famous for his westernsof which he wrote boatloads The Great Trek is, and isn t, one of them It has cowboys, horses, natives, and cattle But it is set in Australia, not the western US When he originally submitted it to his publishers, they refused to publish it They claimed it was too long, etc etc So until recently, all that was available was a severely abridged edition His heirs have now published he novel in its entirety, as Grey submitted it.First the bad news The Great Trek was written in 1937 Its treatment of the Australian Aborigines is despicable, but fully reflective of the racism of the time This may be enough to persuade many to read no further Such an attitude is fully understandable If this blatant racism isn t a total turn off to you, then read on.The story itself that is, the part that focuses on the white people, is pretty good The basic plot is that a pair friends, bot cowboys Red and Sterl leave the US for Australia to get away from a messy break up between Red and his girl friend They join a cattle drive, heading from Australia s East Coast, all the way across the middle of the continental dessert The Never Never Land This has never been tried before, but if successful, great riches await the cattle owners.Along the way, ed and Sterl meet great Australian cowboys, fall in love, defeat outlaws and the weather As with every Zane Grey novel, in the end, the honest, simple cowboys prevail against all odds.and live happily ever after.Others have criticized the book as too long It is by far the longest Zane Grey novel, so if you are used to his 100 200 pagers, then it seems interminable However, by modern standards, t is long,but not overly so lots happens, and Grey is a good story teller, able to sustain the narrative flow for all 600 or so pages If you like the early 20th Century western virtually all of which have the same problem with deeply embedded racism this is an interesting twist on the genre If you don t, then this is definitely not for you If you aren t sure, try one of Grey s or Louis L Amour s traditional books first If you want a modern take absent most of the racism , try El Leonard s early westerns before he switched to crime novels.

  3. says:

    MarvelousThere were so many actors whose personalities were so well defined.The Australian Outback and its denizens were so well described I feel like I vebeen there One of the finest books I have ever read.

  4. says:

    A wonderful story of the outback of AustraliaThis endless land, it s hard people, all interwoven with adventure, cattle drive across never never land mixed with a double love story.

  5. says:

    Slow, but lovely

  6. says:

    OutstandingOutstanding and Moral Thanks for the best book I have read in a long time.Great job and ethical values thanks Zane

  7. says:

    Honest American cowboys take cows across Australian desert, but someone in the group is a traitor Sweet romance Setting is dramatic character in whole Harsh climate threatens their lives.

  8. says:

    This was my first Zane Gray book and I just read it because it was about Australia It was slow going I saw that when it was first published it was 1 3 of the original s length due to shortage of wartime paper I think they used that as an excuse I read the original and 2 3 of it could have been cut out easily It had action, romance, adventure, but its characters are all pretty wooden and the dialogue is stilted and dated I m glad I read it, because he did give a lot of description of the Australian outback.

  9. says:

    A different Zane Grey westernThe book has the great detail of the normal Zane Grey western He covers the background of the characters and of the country and the interplay between the characters as he always does,but the plot is really about a long arduous journey across Australia It has the villains and heroes with good winning in the end.

  10. says:

    ReviewThis was the first Zane Grey book I ve read I like early American historical fiction but I thought I would try this one and glad I did It was as big as the Australian continent and kept moving I couldn t put it down.

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