Songs of a Sourdough: The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses (Paperback)

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Robert William Service (1874-1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon". Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he was a bank clerk by trade, and spent long periods travelling in Western America and Canada, often in poverty. When his bank sent him to the Yukon, he was inspired by tales of the Klondike Gold Rush, and wrote the poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", which showed remarkable authenticity from an author with no experience of gold-mining, and enjoyed immediate popularity. Encouraged by this, he quickly wrote more poems on the same theme, which were published as Songs of a Sourdough (The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses in the United States edition) and achieved great success.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798656741163
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: June 24th, 2020
Pages: 156
Language: English