Stories of the far North
- edited by Jon Tuska.
- Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1998.
- Physical description
- xvii, 145 p. ; 23 cm.
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- Tuska, Jon.
- The league of the old men / Jack London
- The Trail of 'Ninety-eight (ballad) / Robert Service
- The test / Rex Beach
- The strength of men / James Oliver Curwood
- The man who goes alone / Max Brand
- The great hunger / Dan Cushman
- Mush fast or die! / Les Savage, Jr.
- Cheechako trouble / James B. Hendryx
- Color at Forty-Mile / Tim Champlin.
The Northwestern story emerged full-blown from the pen of Jack London, and his "The League of the Old Men" is a fitting introduction to these rigorous action tales, in which the inhospitable climate strips away civilized veneer and individuals must live or die by their cunning, instinct, and sometimes ruthlessness. The bond between man and dog, and the character flaws revealed under the stresses of extreme isolation are just two of the classic themes explored in these works. The collection comes to a fitting climax of a century's worth of development with a new story by Tim Champlin, commissioned for this volume. Most of these stories were originally published in magazines and were heavily edited to meet space and style concerns. "Stories of the Far North" restores each work to its original form, uncut and as each author intended. Jon Tuska has written and edited numerous works about the American West, including "The Western Story: A Chronological Treasury (Nebraska 1995)".
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- Publication date
- "Bison books"--Spine.
- 0803294344 (alk. paper)
- 9780803294349 (alk. paper)
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