Christopher Bellew is a newspaperman who has lived an easy and privileged life. When his uncle and cousin are leaving for Klondike to search for gold, Bellew decides to join them. Living in Yukon is intense and tough - very different to Bellew's life before. In the middle of nature, however, Bellew finds something that had been lost for a long time - his true self, and the feeling of an adventure. `Smoke Bellew' is a collection of stories that tell about Bellew's life. The book was first published in 1912.