Best Tales of the Yukon: A Book of Poems About Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush Era (Paperback)

Best Tales of the Yukon: A Book of Poems About Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush Era By Robert W. Service Cover Image
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Transport yourself to the untamed world of the Yukon through the immersive verse of poet Robert Service. This collection captures the rugged beauty, adventure, and frontier spirit of the Yukon Territory at the turn of the 20th century. Service's mastery of narrative poetry shines as he chronicles the tales of determined prospectors, hardy adventurers, gamblers, outlaws, and those lured by the call of the North.

His ballads evoke the harsh realities and myths of the Gold Rush era in the raw, vibrant language of the common man. Thrill to the danger and drama of the wilderness as Service spins yarns of trailblazers, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, striking riches and elusive gold. Feel the bitterness of an Arctic winter night; experience the rowdy saloons of Dawson City firsthand. Transport back to an era when the lure of the Klondike captured imaginations worldwide.

Filled with the smiled-at perils and hard-won triumphs of the unsung heroes and rogues who braved a merciless land, Service's tales overflow with frontier spirit. His rollicking rhymes and rhapsodic free verse masterfully capture the essence of Yukon folklore. This Canadian bard's spellbinding stanzas will whisk you away to the trails, rivers, and mountains of an unbridled time and place.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611048902
ISBN-10: 1611048907
Publisher: Cedar Lake Classics
Publication Date: October 12th, 2023
Pages: 110
Language: English