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The Great Gold Rush. A Tale of the Klondike

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Title:The Great Gold Rush. A Tale of the Klondike
Author:
Jarvis, W. H. P. (William Henry Pope)   
(2 of 3 for author by title)
The Letters of a Remittance Man to His Mother
Don Quixote in Finance, or Has Canada a Medici?
Published:   1913
Publisher:Macmillan and Co. Ltd
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, fiction, Klondike, Yukon
Description:

There is a freemasonry among Klondikers which rules that no tales shall be told out of school. If, therefore, this were an historical novel, if I were telling tales and seeking to escape censure by the subterfuge of changing names, I could hardly succeed. Let me take the case of Poo-Bah, for instance. The reader with a knowledge of the early days of Dawson accepting the story as historical, would fix as the original any one of half a dozen men indecently caricatured. But if he is told the character is a composite one, that it is the personification of Dawson graft, or, in other words, that it is the sum of a merger, he will understand and, I think, make no complaint.--excerpted from the Preface. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Jarvis, W. H. P. (William Henry Pope)

William Henry Pope Jarvis was born in 1876 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He worked as a journalist and spent time prospecting and mining in the Yukon and Alaska. Jarvis died in 1944 in Canton, Ontario.

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