Journey (novel)

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1st edition cover
Author James Michener
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 224pp.
ISBN 0-394-57826-0

Journey, a novel by James Michener, was expanded from a section originally cut from his large novel Alaska. The book depicts five men, one of whom was an English Lord, journeying in 1897-99 from Great Britain through Canada to Dawson, Yukon, to participate in the Klondike gold rush.

According to the novel's afterword, the section was cut from the original book because Alaska already contained a chapter on the Alaskan side of the gold rush. It was decided that chapter (which eventually became Journey) could stand on its own as a short novel, and Michener donated the Canadian royalty earnings from Journey to endow the Journey Prize, an annual Canadian literary award for the best short story published by an emerging writer.[1]

  1. ^ Taken from the afterword of Journey (1987). Random House.