Rex Beach


Born
in Atwood, Michigan, The United States
September 01, 1877

Died
December 07, 1949

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Rex Ellingwood Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing.

His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which he witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. It became one of the best selling novels of 1906.

His adventure novels, influenced by Jack London, were immensely popular throughout the early 1900s. Beach was lionized as the "Victor Hugo of the North," but others found his novels formulaic and predictable. Critics described them as cut from the "he-man school" of litera
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Average rating: 3.76 · 192 ratings · 31 reviews · 68 distinct works
The Spoilers

3.64 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1905 — 52 editions
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The Iron Trail: An Alaskan ...

3.95 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1913 — 37 editions
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The Barrier

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1908 — 48 editions
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The Silver Horde

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1909 — 33 editions
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The Ne'er-Do-Well

3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1911 — 39 editions
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Too Fat to Fight: The Story...

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1919 — 8 editions
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Heart of the Sunset

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1915 — 38 editions
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Pardners

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1905 — 41 editions
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Laughing Bill Hyde

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1917 — 33 editions
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Padlocked

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1925
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More books by Rex Beach…
“Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.”
Rex Beach, The Iron Trail: An Alaskan Romance

“The deity of success is a woman, and she insists on being won, not courted. You've got to seize her and bear her off, instead of standing under her window with a mandolin.”
Rex Beach, The Silver Horde

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