The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor

Taylor's realistic novel -- despite the Tom-Sawyer-like protagonist and narrator, it is aimed at an adult audience and contains episodes that would have kept it off any school list at the time -- was published in 1958 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year. In it, the young Jaimie (spelled with two "i"s) accompanies a wagon train headed from St. Louis, Missouri, to California after the 1849 Gold Rush. The novel alternates between Jaimie describing his journey by wagon train to California with commentary by his father, a Scottish doctor with an effervescent personality whose judgment is often clouded by his weakness for gambling and strong drink. The novel contains, in graphic detail, some intense Native American customs, especially rite of passage.

The 2100th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Trav Jamie Mcpheeter Mass Market Paperback 1523738 $34.99 $2.91 1981
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Hardcover 420348 $9.95 $0.01
Travels of Jaimie Mcpheeters Paperback 12064984 $500.00
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana) Kindle Edition 152139 $18.99 2010
The Travels of Jaimie Mcpheeters: A Novel of 1849 and the Rush to the Gold Fields Hardcover 2822656 $2.49
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The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana) Paperback 199971 $20.12 $6.24 1992