|Trails and Tales in Cobalt
|Alaska, Canadiana, historical, history, Klondike, Northwest Territories, Ontario, mixed fiction/nonfiction, Yukon
Excerpts from the Preface: Let not the reader think that these stories, which I have tried to tell in truth of color, are all fiction; in fact, they are, many of them, true, while the thread that binds the tales, namely, the story of the prospecting trip in Cobalt, is true almost to the point of being history.
... Popular prejudice ever has pictured the Western prospector of a certain type, and the majority of writers have pandered to this prejudice. The writer has attempted to present a true picture, notwithstanding the maxim of the great Barnum, who said "the public likes to be fooled." [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Jarvis, W. H. P. (William Henry Pope)
W.H.P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis (1876-1944) was a Canadian journalist and writer. He 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. He wrote three novels which reflect his time in the mining industry. His prose is heavy with the technical details of prospecting and the struggle to live in the wilderness. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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