The Spoilers

By: Rex Beach
Published By: Double9 Books
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The western and adventure novel is here to grab all your attention. This novel is based on true incidents of corrupt government officers, such as Alexander McKenzie sneezing gold mines from the miners, which beach saw as they carved out untold fortunes during the Nome, Alaska, during the name gold rush. Brave teenage miner Roy Glenister and his older partner Dextry have taken the most important boat of the time to Nome to return to protect their golden chest called "Midas" which promises them incredible riches. During the trip, they protect a young woman who hides the boat from her followers - and who also plans to arrive in Nome soon. Glenister immediately begins to succumb to the Young Excellency who ends up being Helen Chester, niece of Justice Arthur Chester who has recently been delegated as Chief Government Justice for the Frozen North Region - the 'Law' coming to the Wild Provinces North. But it turns out that the law is flawed. The appointed agency and government marshal are truly under the thumb of powerful lawmaker Alexander McNamara. Upon arriving in Nome, faced with fraudulent arguments over the legitimacy of the excavation cases, McNamara prevails to be named the beneficiary of all of the region's most valuable mining claims. Glenister, Dextry and various gullible Swedes have their property confiscated. The diggers hire legal advisers to fight on the legitimate side and also organize a vigilante group to fight against the "law". McNamara brutally manages and exploits the mines himself.

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Rex Beach

Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 - December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player. He was born in Atwood, Michigan, but moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family where his father was growing fruit trees. Beach was educated at Rollins College, Florida (1891-1896), the Chicago College of Law (1896-97), and Kent College of Law, Chicago (1899-1900). In 1900 he was drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His second novel The Spoilers (1906) 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. The Spoilers became one of the bestselling novels of 1906.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 247 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356566577
  • ISBN-13: 9789356566576
  • Item Weight: 296.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors), Fiction / Historical, Fiction / General