Off to Klondyke or A Cowboy's Rush to the Gold Fields (Illustrated Edition) by Gordon Stables

Off to Klondyke or A Cowboy's Rush to the Gold Fields (Illustrated Edition)

byGordon Stables, Charles Whymper, Illustrator

Kobo ebook | July 19, 2016

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Off to Klondyke or A Cowboy's Rush to the Gold Fields is by Gordon Stables, who knows exactly kind of adventures that the boys best like to about and that give them benefit and not harm. It relates the experiences of some English men and women, girls and boys, who have a hard time in getting to the Klondyke. They have adventures with grizzlies and wolves and Indians; they endure great sufferings hardships but their sturdy English constitutions and training bring them through and Laurie buys his father's farm and makes it into a freehold, and Ernest marries Leebie and all ends happily. - From The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer, Vol. 9, No. 1, September 1, 1898.

This edition of the book contains the seven original illustrations, rejuvenated, and three additional place-, time-, and subject-relevant iconic illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

William Gordon Stables was born in 1840 in Aberchirder, in Banffshire (now part of Aberdeenshire). After studying medicine at the University of Aberdeen, he served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy. He came ashore in 1875, and settled in Twyford, Berkshire, in England.

He wrote over 130 books. The bulk of his large output is boys' adventure fiction, often with a nautical or historical setting. He also wrote books on health, fitness and medical subjects, and the keeping of cats and dogs. He was a copious contributor of articles and stories to the Boy's Own Paper.

Stables has been regarded as one of the most prominent of the English imitators of Jules Verne, especially in his novels of polar adventure, like The Cruise of the Snowbird (1882), Wild Adventures Round the Pole (1883), From Pole to Pole (1886), and "his most ambitious novel," The Cruise of the Crystal Boat (1891).[1]

He is also notable as the first person to order a "gentleman’s caravan" from the Bristol Carriage Company, in which he travelled the length of Great Britain in 1885 (the subject of his book The Gentleman Gypsy).

He died in Twyford in 1910.

Title:Off to Klondyke or A Cowboy's Rush to the Gold Fields (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 19, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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