James Oliver Curwood is not the familiar name in the literary world it once was. But at the time of his death in 1927, at the age of 49, Curwood was considered the most well-read, well-known adventure writer in the world. He was then, and still is, put in the same elite class with Zane Grey and Jack London, although for some reason their names have endured and are recognized by most readers.
Curwood wrote and published 33 books. Forty-two of his stories were made into Hollywood movies. He wrote endless articles for leading magazines of the time, such as: Colliers, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Red Book, Woman’s Home Companion and Field & Stream. He also wrote many short stories. He was a prolific writer.
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