The Best of Robert Service

Paperback | September 20, 2001

byR. Service

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From the Cremation of Sam McGee to The Ordinary Man - you'll find all your Service favourites!

Synonymous with adventure and the rugged beauty of the Canadian North, Robert Service remains one of Canada's best known and most loved poets.

As the poet of the Yukon Gold Rush and the Trail of '98, Service became a legend in his own right and millions of readers around the world have identified him with the dauntless eccentrics who panned for gold under the midnight sun.

The Best of Robert Service includes his most famous ballads of the Klondike, including such favourites as:
* The Cremation of Sam McGee
* The Spell of the Yukon, and
* The Shooting of Dan McGrew

But it also includes verse inspired by Service's later experiences in France as a stretcher-bearer during World War I. Remaining in France after the war, he composed the unforgettable portrayals of the artists and models of the merry and tragic life of bohemian Paris. And not to be overlooked are his poems of wry reflection on the human condition that were so typical of Service as he revealed his own homespun philosophies on women, success and failure, and life and death.

Robert Service was born in England in 1874, but acquired his wit and taste for adventure during his boyhood years in the Highlands of Scotland. At 22, he left Scotland for Canada and roamed the north for the next 16 years. He left the Yukon in 1912, little dreaming he would never return. After WWI, he married and settled in France. Over the course of his 84 years, he published 19 books of verse, the final one appearing just the year before his death in 1958.

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From the Cremation of Sam McGee to The Ordinary Man - you'll find all your Service favourites!Synonymous with adventure and the rugged beauty of the Canadian North, Robert Service remains one of Canada's best known and most loved poets.As the poet of the Yukon Gold Rush and the Trail of '98, Service became a legend in his own right and...

Robert Service was born in England in 1874. After spending his childhood in Scotland he came to Canada and there commenced the life of wandering and adventure which has given birth to songs, rhymes, ballads and poems that have spread over the whole world. His vagabond career, bounded by Alaska and Turkey, by England and Mexico, has ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:September 20, 2001Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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CONTENTSThe Absinthe DrinkersAnt HillAthabaska DickThe Ballad of Blasphemous BillThe Ballad of Casey's Billy-GoatThe Ballad of One-Eyed MikeThe Ballad of the Black Fox SkinThe Battle of the BulgeBill the BomberThe BohemianBritannicaBrother JimThe BruiserThe ButcherClancy of the Mounted PoliceCompensation PeteContentmentThe Cremation of Sam McGeeDark PineDauntless QuestDirtDuelloDyspeptic ClerkL'Escargot d'OrFinistèreFunkGod's SkallywagsGoing HomeGrandadThe HarpyThe HatHeart o' the NorthHoboI BelieveInspirationIt is Later than You ThinkThe Joy of Being PoorJust Think!The Land of BeyondLaughterThe Law of the YukonThe Little Old Log CabinThe LoggerThe Lost MasterMaking GoodThe March of the DeadMaternityMen of the High NorthThe Men that Don't Fit InModerationMongrelThe Mountain and the LakeMuquetMy FriendsMy FutureMy Highland HomeMy JobMy MadonnaMy MasterpieceMy Piney WoodNature ManNormandy PeasantOdetteAn Olive FireThe Ordinary ManThe OutlawPantheistPremonitionThe ProspectorPullman PorterThe QuestThe QuitterThe ReckoningRepentanceResentmentRiviera HoneymoonThe RoverSecuritySentimental SharkThe Shooting of Dan McGrewA Song of SuccessThe Song of the Mouth-OrganThe Song of the Wage-SlaveThe Spell of the YukonThe Squaw ManStamp CollectorTake It EasyTea on the LawnThe Three VoicesThe TrampsThe TwinsThe Under-DogsUnforgotten Victory StuffThe WanderlustThe Wedding RingWhile the Bannock BakesThe Woman and the AngelThe WondererYellowYour Poem