Wild Jim

Wild Jim

by W. J. Hamilton, Jim Gravelyn

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A novella-sized work of historical fiction originally published in the 1870s as a dime novel and then re-published in 1908 as a nickel weekly, "Wild Jim; or, the Traitor Spy" is number 3 of the beloved Beadle's Frontier Series which featured better writing and character development than most nickel weeklies. This particular story takes place during the French and Indian War (1754–63) and includes actual historical figures like Israel Putnam on the English side and the Marquis de Montcalm on the French side, and accurately describes (and, frankly, editorializes upon) various historical incidents and tactics that were part of that war. As the two primary antagonists, "Wild Jim" and the "traitor spy," are inexorably drawn to their final confrontation, the reader cannot help but enjoy being immersed in this significant period of American history.

At more than 33,000 words, this work of fiction, besides being an interesting and fun read, gives the reader a taste of what the masses were reading in the late 19th and early 20th century time period.

Preparing old books (or, as in this case, weekly magazines) for digital publication is a labor of love at Travelyn Publishing. We hold our digital versions of public domain books up against any others with no fear of the comparison. Our conversion work is meticulous, utilizing a process designed to eliminate errors, maximize reader enjoyment, and recreate as much as possible the atmosphere of the original book even as we are adding the navigation and formatting necessary for a good digital book. While remaining faithful to a writer's original words, and the spellings and usages of his era, we are not above correcting obvious mistakes. If the printer became distracted after placing an 'a' at the end of a line and then placed another 'a' at the beginning of the next line (they used to do this stuff by hand you know!), what sort of mindless robots would allow that careless error to be preserved for all eternity in the digital version, too? Not us. That's why we have the audacity to claim that our re-publications are often better than the originals.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161380741
Publisher: Travelyn Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Series: Beadle's Frontier Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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