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Gunga Din and Other Favorite Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)by Rudyard Kipling
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Treasury of 44 poems evokes stirring images of British character and attitudes at the height of the Empire. "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If—," "The White Man's Burden," "The Female of the Species," many others, filled with character study, dramatic incident and rousing language New Notes to the Text. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.
Treasury of 44 poems recalls British character and attitudes at the height of the Empire. "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If—," "The White Mans Burden," many others, reprinted from standard texts. Notes.
44 poems: "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If--," "The White Man's Burden," many others.
Treasury of 44 poems recalls British character and attitudes at the height of the Empire. "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If--," "The White Man's Burden," many others, reprinted from standard texts. Notes. Lists of titles and first lines.
About the Author
Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is best remembered for children's tales such as The Jungle Book as well as his poetry and stories about British soldiers in India, which include "Gunga Din" and The Man Who Would Be King. Kipling was enormously popular at the turn of the 20th century but his reputation declined with the change in attitude toward British imperialism. In recent years Kipling's works have found new acclaim as a vibrant source of literary and cultural history.
Table of Contents
From Departmental Ditties and Other Poems (1886 ff.)
A Legend of the Foreign Office
The Story of Uriah
From Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads (1892 ff.)
The Ballad of East and West
The Ballad of the King's Mercy
The Ballad of the 'Bolivar'
The Conundrum of the Workshops
In the Neolithic Age
The English Flag
The Widow at Windsor
L'Envoi (The Long Trail)
From The Seven Seas (1896)
Sestina of the Tramp-Royal
When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre'
The Sergeant's Weddin'
L'Envoi ('When Earth's last picture is painted')
From The Five Nations (1903)
The Sea and the Hills
The White Man's Burden
From Songs from Books (1912 ff.)
Cities and Thrones and Powers (from Puck of Pook's Hill, 1906)
Tarrant Moss (from Plain Tales from the Hills, 1888)
A Song to Mithras (from Puck of Pook's Hill)
Hadramauti (from Plain Tales from the Hills)
The Law of the Jungle (from The Second Jungle Book, 1895)
Blue Roses (from The Light That Failed, 1890)
Mother o' Mine (from The Light That Failed)
From Miscellaneous Sources
The Vampire (1897)
The Absent-Minded Beggar (1899)
The Female of Species (1911)
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