by Robert W. ServiceThe Cremation of Sam McGee is one of my all-time favourite poems and the artwork in this edition by Ted Harrison makes this particular book one of my favourite possessions. Pierre Burton's introduction outlines why Harrison and Service are particularly well-matched, both being from England and each separately falling in love with the Yukon.
Service's poem provided one of my earliest encounters with dark humour and decades later, it still resonates; just to hear the opening lines, "There are strange things done in the midnight sun / By the men who moil for gold," gives me a shiver of anticipation and immediately puts a smile on my face.
I've yet to visit the Yukon but it is on my bucket list. Until I get there, I will regularly re-read this colourful volume.
|Title||The Cremation of Sam McGee|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Author||Robert W. Service|
|File size||6.6 Mb|
|Book rating||4.34 (499 votes)