By James A. Michener
One of many best novelists of the 20 th century, James A. Michener captures a frenzied time while sane women and men risked their very lives in a forbidding Arctic land to win a stunning and elusive prize: Yukon gold. In 1897, gold fever sweeps the realm. The promise of untold riches lures millions of dreamers from all walks of existence on a deadly trek towards fortune, failure—or demise. Journey is an immersive account of the adventures of 4 English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they haul throughout merciless Canadian terrain towards the Klondike gold fields. brilliant and sweeping, that includes Michener’s probing insights into the follies and grandeur of the human spirit, this is the type of novel in simple terms he may well write.
Praise for Journey
“Stunning . . . Michener at his best.”—Houston Chronicle
“Michener brings sharply into concentration the hardships encountered by means of those that dreamed of impressive it rich.”—Associated Press
“Michener has gathered a peerless popularity because the heralded dean of the old tome. . . . Journey is a publication that envelops the reader in an environment of damaging escapades.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Remarkable . . . great literature.”—The Pittsburgh Press
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