The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses.
by [Poetry] Service, Robert.
Barse & Hopkins,
A Very Good copy in green cloth binding with rubbing to the gilt lettering on the front cover; the spine has lost all of the letting. Robert Service wrote in the golden years of the Klondike--of the rough and ready men, and women just as tough. No-one in Robert's world (real or imagined) minced words or had any self-consciousness about them. It was live and let live and sometimes kill or be killed. "The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Poems" reflects those times. Reading Service's poems transports us back to that frozen place in nature when it was literally every man and every woman for him/herself. Cold cabins, with hoarfrost clinging to the inside rafters, unwashed masses in itchy long-johns struggling out of bed on an arctic day, and the beauty of the lilies living side by side with a trapper's two-timing woman getting her just desserts. Robert Service touches the heart and soul of the rough and raw Klondike in the early 1900's, showing us the emotions and colors from inky black to pure gold.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26285