Best Tales of the Yukon

Best Tales of the Yukon

by Robert W. Service


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Best Tales of the Yukon by Robert W. Service

Robert W. Service, a bank clerk, began writing about the Yukon after he was transferred to the Whitehorse Branch of a Canadian bank six years after the Klondike Gold Rush. Inspired by the beauty of the Yukon wilderness, Robert Service wrote some of the most expressive poetry of his age. Many favorites from Service's poetry, which depicts the trials and tribulations of the Yukon gold mining life, are included in "Tales from the Yukon"-including such memorable poems as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," "The Law of the Yukon," and "The Cremation of Sam McGee."

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ISBN-13: 9781611040357
Publication date: 08/12/2010
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 562,557
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Robert William Service (1874 -1958) was a poet and writer, sometimes referred to as "the Bard of the Yukon". He is best-known for his writings on the Canadian North, including the poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew", "The Law of the Yukon", and "The Cremation of Sam McGee". His writing was so expressive that his readers took him for a hard-bitten old Klondike prospector, not the later-arriving bank clerk he actually was. In addition to his Yukon works, Service also wrote poetry set in locales as diverse as South Africa, Afghanistan, and New Zealand.

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Best Tales Of The Yukon 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Quilting00 More than 1 year ago
My book club is reading this book. I haven't enjoyed reading poetry. . .I even took a class in college which involved ready poetry to try to change my thinking. The class didn't change what I thought about poetry and this book didn't either.