Beach, Rex, 1877-1949

Alternative names
Birth 1877-09-01
Death 1949-12-07

Biographical notes:

American author.

From the description of Letter : to "Dear Henry," 1912 Mar. 30. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122385666

Rex Ellingwood Beach (1877-1949) was an American novelist and playwright. Born in Michigan, he studied law before following the Klondike Gold Rush to Alaska, but after a few years gave up prospecting and turned to writing. He wrote a number of historical and so-called "pot-boiler" novels, several of which were set in Alaska. His books include The Spoilers (1906) and The Silver Horde (1909), which were made into Hollywood movies a combined total of seven times. Beach committed suicide at age 72, suffering from cancer.

Robert Fox was Beach's secretary and long-time friend for more than thirty years.

From the guide to the Rex Beach Collection, 1916-1949, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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  • Bookplates--Collectors and collecting
  • Authors, American.
  • Literature -- American Fiction
  • American fiction -- 20th century.
  • Popular literature -- United States.


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