Collected Poems of Robert Service

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Putnam's Sons, May 1, 1989 - Poetry - 735 pages
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The narrative power of this writer's work is present, particularly in his poems about the Yukon.

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User Review  - Liam Guilar - Goodreads

I don't think the poem quoted above (on Goodreads) instead of a book description is in this book? There was a time when all kinds of people, many with no interest in poetry, quoted Service and Kipling ... Read full review

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User Review  - Djorth - Goodreads

I fell in love with this book when a friend of my parents let me read her copy when I was nine. My parents got me a copy for my tenth birthday and it has been a cherished possesion ever since. Read full review

Contents

THE LAND GOD FORGOT XV111
3
THE LAW OF THE YUKON
10
THE CALL OF THE WILD
17
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Robert W. Service was born in London about 1874. He had a convoluted life that involved much moving around, from Scotland, to England, to Canada, to California. He worked in banks, was a war correspondent for the Toronto Star and an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross, and he served as an intelligence officer in the Canadian Army in World War I. In 1907, he published his first book of poetry, The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses This book included the well-known poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and this first brought him public recognition. In 1909, he left his banker's job and began writing his first novel, The Trail of the '98. He married in 1913 and the couple had a daughter. In 1921, Service went to Hollywood to work on a film version of Dan McGrew. In later life, he devoted himself to writing and traveling and he died in Brittany, France, in 1958.

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