Cremation of Sam McGee: and other poems
Cremation of Sam McGee: and other poems

Cremation of Sam McGee: and other poems

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By: Service, Robert
ISBN: 0-88839-223-0
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 64
Photos: 21
Illustrations: 0
Publication Date: 1989

PR Highlights: A collection of rugged Canadian poetry.
PHOTO Highlights: Over 21 pen & ink sketches throughout.

Description: Revisit the fiery furnace that was the grave of Sam McGee. Packed with pen and ink illustrations, this is the very best of Robert Service. Robert Service started out as a bank teller, but that changed dramatically in 1904 when his bank transferred him to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Like everybody else, Service was smitten by the gold fever of the great Klondike gold rush. Only Service mined words, not gold, and within five years was famous as the poet who had captured the essence of the fever, the adventure, the men, and the women. Hancock House Publishers brings back the best of Service in two softcover volumes: The Shooting of Dan McGrew and the Cremation of Sam McGee. The magic of the words is beautifully captured by award winning Mariken Van Nimwegen.

Author Biography:

Originally a bank teller, Robert Services' life changed when he found himself transferred to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Like everybody else, Service was smitten by the gold rush. Only Service mined words, not gold, and within five years was famous as the poet who had captured the essence of the fever, the adventure, the men, and the women. The magic of the words is beautifully captured by award winning Nariken Van Nimwegen.