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Kipling

'If–' and Other Poems

Extent: 128pages

Size: 144x111mm

Publication Date: 03/11/2016

Price: £4.99

ISBN: 9781782437109

Categories: Language

Publication Date: 03/11/2016

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781782437178

Categories: Language

About the Book

‘If–‘ is, by British readers’ choice, the most popular poem in the language.

This pocket-sized selection of Rudyard Kipling’s verse contains not only this classic, but many of his greatest poems, in testimony to a writer who possessed a precocious gift for rhyme and a brilliant ear for language, coupled with a pin-sharp use of spare, vivid imagery.

This pocket-sized selection includes: ‘Tommy’, ‘The Way Through the Woods’, ‘Recessional’, ‘Boots’, ‘The Female of the Species’, ‘Mandalay’, ‘Gunga Din’, The Young British Soldier’ and many more of Kipling’s greatest poems.

About the Author

Born in 1865 in India, and educated in England, Rudyard Kipling returned to India in 1882 to work as a journalist. His first poetry collection appeared in 1886, followed by two volumes of short stories; from then on his success and reputation were assured. In 1889 he returned to London, where he married Caroline Balestier. In 1907 he became the first Englishman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 1936 and is buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.