Collected Poems of Robert Service

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Putnam's Sons, 1989 - Poetry - 735 pages
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Collects all the verse of the popular poet of the Yukon, from the beginning of his career up to 1940.

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This was my father's book. He had it with him while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. My introduction to poetry consisted of The Cremation of Sam McGee, The Shooting of Dan McGrew ... Read full review

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Poetry for real men!;) If you like Jack London, this is the poet for you. My favorite is "The Cremation of Sam McGee" Read full review

Contents

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