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Pendexter, Hugh

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1875-1940) US author, mainly of Westerns for boys, though his first book, Tiberius Smith: As Chronicled by his Right-Hand Man Billy Campbell (coll of linked stories 1907), assembles a series of tales about Smith, beginning with "A Corner in Jurisdiction" (17 June 1905 Saturday Evening Post). The stories recount his exorbitant adventures as a big game hunter, who utilizes spoof Inventions, and the game of Baseball, to confound natives around the world in his search for exotic animals to sell to circuses; he also discovers a Lost World. Pendexter's works as by H P and Faunce Rochester are not fantastic. [JC]

Hugh Pendexter

born Pittsfield, Maine: 15 January 1875

died Johnstown, Pennsylvania: 11 June 1940

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