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Ballads of a Bohemian
Ballads of a Bohemian
Ballads of a Bohemian
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Ballads of a Bohemian

Автор Robert W Service

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This book contains a beautiful collection of poems linked through a common narration by the "author" Stephen Poore. These poems detail his bohemian life in Paris prior to the war, his experiences during World War I, and his life in the aftermath of the war. A fantastic collection of poesy that will be enjoyed by all lovers of poetry, this book shall especially appeal to fans of Service's seminal work. Robert William Service (1874 - 1958) was a prolific British-Canadian writer and poet, most famous for his poems, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee". Elected for modern republication due to its immense literary value, this book is proudly republished here complete with a new prefatory biography of the author. Ballads Of A Bohemian was originally published in 1922.
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRead Books Ltd.
Дата выпуска20 мая 2015 г.
ISBN9781473374959
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Robert W Service

Robert W. Service (1874-1958) was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, and came to Canada in 1895, eventually ending up in Yukon Territory in 1904, five years after the Klondike Gold Rush. His many books include the poetry collection The Songs of a Sourdough, the novel The Trail of '98, and the autobiography Ploughman of the Moon. Service later moved to France, where he died.

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    Ballads of a Bohemian - Robert W Service

    BALLADS OF A BOHEMIAN

    by

    Robert W. Service

    Copyright © 2013 Read Books Ltd.

    This book is copyright and may not be

    reproduced or copied in any way without

    the express permission of the publisher in writing

    British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

    A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

    Contents

    Robert William Service

    Prelude

    BOOK ONE ~~ SPRING

    I

    My Garret

    Julot the Apache

    II

    L’Escargot D’Or

    It Is Later Than You Think

    Noctambule

    III

    Insomnia

    Moon Song

    The Sewing-Girl

    IV

    Lucille

    On the Boulevard

    Facility

    V

    Golden Days

    The Joy of Little Things

    The Absinthe Drinkers

    BOOK TWO ~~ EARLY SUMMER

    I

    The Release

    The Wee Shop

    The Philistine and the Bohemian

    II

    The Bohemian Dreams

    A Domestic Tragedy

    The Pencil Seller

    III

    Fi-Fi in Bed

    Gods in the Gutter

    The Death of Marie Toro

    IV

    The Bohemian

    The Auction Sale

    The Joy of Being Poor. I

    V

    My Neighbors

    Room 4: The Painter Chap

    Room 6: The Little Workgirl

    Room 7: The Coco-Fiend

    BOOK THREE ~~ LATE SUMMER

    I

    The Philanderer

    The Petit Vieux

    My Masterpiece

    My Book

    My Hour

    II

    A Song of Sixty-Five

    Teddy Bear

    The Outlaw

    The Walkers

    (He speaks.)

    III

    Poor Peter

    The Wistful One

    If You Had a Friend

    The Contented Man

    The Spirit of the Unborn Babe

    IV

    Finistère

    Old David Smail

    Another day.

    The Wonderer

    Oh, It Is Good

    V

    I Have Some Friends

    The Quest

    The Comforter

    The Other One

    Catastrophe

    BOOK FOUR ~~ WINTER

    I

    Priscilla

    A Casualty

    The Blood-Red Fourragère

    Jim

    II

    Kelly of the Legion

    The Three Tommies

    The Twa Jocks

    III

    His Boys

    The Booby-Trap

    Bonehead Bill

    IV

    Michael

    The Wife

    Victory Stuff

    Was It You?

    V

    Les Grands Mutiles

    The Sightless Man

    The Legless Man

    (The Dark Side)

    The Faceless Man

    L’Envoi

    Notes.

    Robert William Service

    Robert William Service was born on 16 January 1874, in Preston, Lancashire, England. Best known as a poet and writer, labelled ‘the Bard of the Yukon’, Service’s tales have often been considered doggerel by the literary elite, yet remain extremely popular to this day. He was the first of ten children, and spent much of his early education in Kilwinning and Glasgow, Scotland. His father was a banker, originally from Kilwinning, who decided to send his son to live with his Scottish relatives from the age of five. After leaving school, Service joined the Commercial Bank of Scotland, but utilised much of his spare time reading and writing poetry. Service was reportedly al