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Bolen, John

Overview
Works: 70 works in 485 publications in 2 languages and 5,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Western fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Horror films  Film adaptations  Silent films 
Roles: Narrator, Contributor, Performer, Author, Actor, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Bolen
Riders of the purple sage by Zane Grey( Recording )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1871, Utah. Jane Withersteen is a wealthy and contented rancher in the quiet Mormon village of Cottonwoods, until the Mormon churchmen decree she must marry the arrogant Elder Tull. When she refuses Tull and his band turn nasty, using the valley's precious water as leverage. Then a lone gunman named Lassiter rode up
The call of the canyon by Zane Grey( Recording )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carley Burch leaves her high society life in New York City to reclaim her fiancé, Glen Kilbourne, who had moved to the Wild West to recover from World War I. She braves fierce ruffians, brutal elements and lack of civilization. Carley must adapt to the rigorous life of the West. But will she be able to convince Glenn to return to his "home" in New York? Will she be in time before a rival temptress steals Glenn away?
Desert gold by Zane Grey( Recording )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gale, a college football star, travels to Mexico to prove himself after failing in every business opportunity that his wealthy father had handed him. When he arrives at an Arizona border town, a chance meeting with an old friend launches him into an adventure to save a young Spanish beauty from a ruthless Mexican bandit
The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011 by William W Demastes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays in this collection, the first volume by series editor William W. Demastes, explore the universal theme of love. The works are at turns comedic and serious and cover various facets of love from friendship to family to romance
The border legion by Zane Grey( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Cleve has been deemed, 'a good guy' all of his life and it agitates him to no end. Even his girlfriend, Joan Randle has scorned him for this'weakness' shouting, 'You haven't it in you even to be BAD!' Dejected and hurt, Jim abandons the life he has known for the gold mining camps along Alder Gulch in southern Montana. It is here, among the thieves and murderers, that he must make a new name for himself
The best American short plays 2013-2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the highly esteemed and long enduring Best American Short Plays series contains fresh voiced cutting edge works by twenty six playwright. Thematically exploring uncertainty the unease and excitement with which it comes each of these plays reflects the enormous diversity of contemporary American theater
The man of the forest by Zane Grey( Recording )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forest dweller overhears a plot to kidnap, kill, and take over a young woman's inheritance. He steps in to the rescue
The black tulip by Alexandre Dumas( Recording )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tulip craze of 17th century Holland has a dark side! Cornelius van Baerle, a wealthy but naïve tulip grower, finds himself entangled in the deadly politics of his time. Cornelius' one desire is to grow the perfect black tulip. But, after his godfather is murdered, he finds himself in prison, facing a death sentence. His jailer's lovely daughter holds the key to his survival, and his chance to produce the precious black blossom. Yet he has one more enemy to contend with!
The warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Carter risks everything to rescue his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris, from the clutches of his evil adversaries. But he is always just one step behind. His battles cover the face of the red planet as his quest carries him ultimately to the mysterious northern pole
John Carter : a princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-confederate army captain John Carter finds himself unwittingly transported to Mars, while fleeing Apache Indians. This new world is populated by a race of monstrous Martians, whose culture is based on the ability to fight for their race. Fortunately for John, the gravitational difference between Mars and Earth has endowed him with the strength that he will need for survival on this hostile planet. John Carter battles ferocious Martian creatures, but gains the respect and friendship of the Barsoomians. He also encounters the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and earns her everlasting devotion
The gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returns to Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris the woman he loves, has vanished. Now he is trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars -- an Eden from which none has ever escaped alive
The valley of fear by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only Holmes and Watson can get to the bottom of this baffling murder mystery. John Douglas is found in his study blasted faceless with a sawn-off shotgun. There is no obvious motive or suspect. Douglas and his wife, Ivy, a rich and locally popular couple, have lived for years in the ancient, moated Birlstone Manor House. Despite Douglas' nightly ritual of raising the drawbridge, a perpetrator had concealed himself, shot Douglas, and made a clean getaway
With Lee in Virginia by G. A Henty( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, compassionate heir to a southern plantation fights for his state of Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. During the course of his service, young Vincent Wingfield survives two imprisonments and numerous attempts on his life
800 leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a journey on a giant raft with Joam Garral down 800 Leagues on the Amazon. Garral, a Brazilian, lives on a thriving fazenda (plantation) in the Peruvian frontier with his loving family. But, his daughter's imminent marriage to a Brazilian army surgeon compels him to return to his homeland to face the dark secrets of his past. Will his love and dedication to his family help him in his struggle to right injustice? Will a strange encoded message be deciphered in time to save him?
The cat of Bubastes by G. A Henty( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chebron, a son of Ameres, an Egyptian high priest, and Amuba, a Rebu brought as a slave to Ameres' household when his people were conquered by the Egyptians, are companions. Their lives are changed irrevocably when Chebron accidentally kills a cat, an animal sacred to the Egyptians, and an offense punishable by death. They and their companions must flee to safety, and their journey is long and often dangerous
The call of Cthulhu by Andrew Leman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the nephew of a renowned professor as he procures documents concerning a mysterious cult. The followers of an ancient deity who lies under the ocean waters awaiting the day that he will return to rule over the Earth, the Cthulu cult are convinced that the day of reckoning is at hand. According to his dead relative's notes, any mortal who hears the mighty Cthulu's call will be driven beyond madness. As the horrifying reality of this cosmic terror begins to take form, the frightened man passes the torch to his psychiatrist, who personally sets out to investigate the dark legend
Thuvia, maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carthoris, son of the warlord John Carter and Dejah Thoris of Helium, is unjustly accused of abducting Thuvia, princess of Plarth. The diabolical Prince Astok of Carthoris is the true culprit, whose lusty obsession with having Thuvia for his very own is bringing all of Mars to the brink of war. Carthoris, like his father, fights savage beasts and phantom armies in his quest to save the princess and the planet
The underground city by Jules Verne( Recording )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place in a revived and now prosperous coal mine. Amazingly, life in the mine has everything that one desires, including a lake, fish and attractive homes. Yet there lurks an evil presence. Unexplainable things start happening. But why? The evil force could destroy the underground city!
The chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home she is threatened by grotesque, flesh eating monsters and barbarous warriors
Colonel Starbottle's client by Bret Harte( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nine short stories from Bret Harte set in wild and wooly 19th century California
 
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The call of the canyonDesert goldThe border legionThe man of the forestThe black tulipThe warlord of MarsJohn Carter : a princess of MarsThe gods of Mars