Peter B. Kyne


Born
in San Francisco, California, The United States
October 12, 1880

Died
November 25, 1957


Peter Bernard Kyne was an American novelist who wrote between 1904 and 1940. Many of his works were adapted into screenplays starting in the silent era, particularly his first novel, The Three Godfathers, which was published in 1913 and proved to be a huge success. He is credited in 110 films between 1914 and 1952.

When still under 18, he lied about his age and enlisted in Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, which served in the Philippines from 1898-1899. The Spanish-American War and the following insurrection of General Emilio Aguinaldo provided background for many of Kyne's later stories.[1] During World War I, he served as a captain in Battery A of the 144th field Artillery, known as the California Grizzlies.

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The Go-Getter

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The Valley of the Giants

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The Three Godfathers

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Cappy Ricks: The Subjugatio...

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Kindred of the Dust

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The Enchanted Hill

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Cappy Ricks Retires

4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2004 — 28 editions
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The Understanding Heart

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The Pride of Palomar

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1921 — 31 editions
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Captain Scraggs: or, The Gr...

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“Any desert land that will grow big sage will produce more fortunes thatn most gold mines -- if you can only get the water.”
Peter B. Kyne, The Long Chance

“If I can do it, I'll do it better than it was ever done before, and if I can't do that I'll quit to save you the embarrassment of firing me.”
Peter B. Kyne, The Go-Getter