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The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses Paperback – September 26, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1475127164 ISBN-10: 1475127162

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475127162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475127164
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,198,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. His writing has a decidedly British Empire point of view.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Mccoard on December 25, 2010
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This is a storehouse of 34 of Robert Service's best poems of the Yukon and the lure of the lone trail. There's now a table of contents with live links to each of the poems. It's all here: the vastness, loneliness and beauty of the Yukon; the intensity of image and feeling of "The Shooting of Dan McGrew;" the unforgettable first stanza, storytelling and suprise of "The Cremation of Sam McGee."

"Sam McGee" and "Dan MgGrew" made big impressions on me when we read them in high school. I've since spent many months in mountain wilderness and gotten to know miners in the California desert. In Robert Service I sense a kindred soul.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brunetta Lafara Lingg on April 14, 2010
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Love the Poetry. I hope to eventually have everything that Robert Service wrote. But I don't want to read everything from beginning to end. Without a Table of Contents where you can select the Poem you want to read at "this" Time, it's just not worth it for me. So I'm just going to Trash it and hope that something more readable eventually comes out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pandion on October 12, 2012
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My original copy of this little book of poems dates back some 50 years, but was lost in a fire. When I first read it, Service's work was new to me, but since then I had collected his entire body of work. I started trying to get his full collection starting with this, as this little gem is full of power.
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