James Oliver Curwood
This adventure-packed romp is chock-full of the classic elements that made James Oliver Curwood one of the world's most popular writers in the early twentieth century. The protagonist, Sergeant Kent, is a Canadian Mountie known for his world-class trapping skills. Torn between loyalty to a friend and love for famous beauty Marette, Kent is forced into action. Come along for the ride and imagine frontier life on the range in The Valley of Silent...
Born in a rural community deep in the wilds of Michigan's forested hills, James Oliver Curwood lived the life of an outdoorsman from a very young age. Over time, however, his love of the outdoors led him to adopt a more conservative stance, and he gradually emerged as an important early figure in the environmental movement. This evolution can be seen in The Wolf Hunters, which pairs classic outdoor action and adventure with a deeper philosophical...
This gem from action-adventure writer James Oliver Curwood pairs white-hot romance with the white-knuckle drama of fighting crime. Will the always-honorable police sergeant David Carrigan survive his deadly beat long enough to live happily ever after with his beloved Jeanne-Marie?
Many of James Oliver Curwood's action-adventure novels follow intrepid explorers who are equal parts foolish and brave as they make their way in the wilds of northern Canada. In The Courage of Marge O'Doone, a chance encounter on a train turns into the adventure of a lifetime for two audacious souls. Will the pair be able to make it back alive?
James Oliver Curwood was a pioneering figure in the action-adventure genre. Over the course of his career, he penned dozens of novels and stories that detailed the exploits of rugged outlaws and misfits who roamed the foreboding woods of northern Canada. In The Hunted Woman, a beautiful lass finds herself at the center of a raging feud.
What starts out as a leisurely river journey soon blooms into a terrifying web of death and deceit in James Oliver Curwood's suspenseful tale Flower of the North. As protagonist Philip Whittemore begins to pull back the layers of deception, he is forced to reconsider the veracity of everything—and everyone—of which he was once certain.
In the wilds of far northern Canada, the civilizing forces of the law are sometimes difficult to detect. In God's Country and the Woman, the Adare family finds itself under siege, helpless against the attacks of a band of outlaws, not to mention the ever-escalating feud between the warring kingpins of the local lumber industry.
At the height of his literary career, Michigan-born author James Oliver Curwood was reported to be the highest-paid writer in the world. The collection Back to God's Country and Other Stories brings together some of Curwood's most memorable shorter pieces, many of which are set in the rugged wilderness of northwest Canada.