Dolly and Zane Grey: Letters from a Marriage (Western by Candace C. Kant

By Candace C. Kant

Popular western author Zane gray was once a literary megastar in the course of his lifetime and the heart of an incredible company in keeping with his writing, which integrated books, journal serials, movie and level types of his tales, even comedian strips. His spouse, Dolly, heavily guided Grey's occupation nearly from its starting, modifying and occasionally revising his paintings, negotiating with publishers and picture studios, and assuredly coping with the substantial fortune derived from those activities.

Dolly maintained the facade of a standard married existence that was once necessary to Grey's public picture and the conventional middle-class values his paintings mirrored. This facade used to be continuously threatened via Grey's various affairs with different ladies. the tension of hiding those dalliances positioned a big pressure on their dating, and lots more and plenty of Zane and Dolly's union used to be sustained principally by means of correspondence. Their letters--thousands of them--reveal the real nature of this advanced partnership. As edited by means of Candace Kant, the letters provide an engrossing portrait of an incredibly unorthodox marriage and its times.

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Reckoned by the last two weeks I think I am fortunate that I am alive and well. ” I don’t understand them. Well, with love Doc { 26 } KANT, Dolly & Zane 2/7/08 11:15 AM Page 27 1900–1904 Marriage was the inevitable next step, but it was a complicated one. Entwined in the decision was Zane’s wish to abandon dentistry and concentrate on writing. The seclusion of Lackawaxen was, he thought, a perfect setting for a home with Dolly and a place for him to write. With help from Reba and Dolly, he purchased three acres of land on the south side of Lackawaxen Creek where it joined the Delaware River.

Roth’s opposition may have strengthened Zane and Dolly’s attraction for each other, but Zane resented her disapproval and her efforts to prevent Dolly from becoming more attached to him. Dolly’s mother encouraged her daughter to entertain other suitors, making Zane jealous, even though he condescendingly dismissed Dolly’s feelings about his other girlfriends. First at Hunter College, then at Columbia, Dolly met many young men and was surrounded by a lively group of friends who were warmly welcomed to her mother’s apartment, making Zane quite upset.

He was of medium stature with thick black hair, heavy brows, and a brooding demeanor. His semiprofessional baseball career and his fishing, canoeing, and hiking gave him an athletic build. His moody dark eyes drew Dolly almost as much as the literary ambitions he confided to her. He was an irrepressible flirt, she instantly knew, and much of what he said could not be taken seriously, but he seemed fascinated by her mind, a trait not commonly found in men of that era. For Dolly was an intellectual and had ambitions.

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