Books: Grey Rides On--and On

HORSE HEAVEN HILL (216 pp.)—Zone Grey—Harper ($3.50).

Shortly before his death in 1939, Zane Grey wrote to Harper & Bros., his publishers, to say that he had three manuscripts ready for publication. Harper is still publishing them—at the rate of one a year. By the time half a dozen posthumous novels of the early West had appeared, intramural smiles flickered through the book business. How long could Harper keep Grey alive? The explanation, say Harper editors, is really quite simple. Their man was so prolific—writing longhand on a lap board at the rate of 100,000 words a month—that no publisher could have...

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