The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

Before he found acclaim as a poet, Welsh vagabond W. H. Davies spent the years between 1893 and 1899 begging his way across America, living a hardscrabble life on the road, and ultimately losing a leg in a train accident on his way to join the Klondike gold rush. In this classic memoir -- newly reissued by Melville House -- the poet recounts his adventures with what George Bernard Shaw calls "boyish charm" combined with "the savoir vivre of an experienced man of the world."

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