Synopses & Reviews
When Robert W. Service was transferred to the Whitehorse Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce in the Yukon Territory in 1904, six years after the Klondike Gold Rush, his career as a world-famous poet would soon begin. Inspired by the beauty of the Yukon wilderness, Service would write some of the most expressive poetry of the age depicting the trials and tribulations of the Yukon gold mining life. Best Tales of the Yukon collects together forty-seven of these poems. Selected from two of his earliest volumes, Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses and Ballads of a Cheechako, this volumes includes some of Service's most memorable poetry including the classics The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Law of the Yukon, and The Cremation of Sam McGee.