Customer Reviews for

Gunga Din and Other Favorite Poems

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    When it comes to gin and beer...

    Quite unfortunately, Kipling has faded in literary popularity, in part, because he was, supposedly, the 'poet of imperialism.' There is some truth to this but, far more importantly, Kipling was arguably the greatest of all writers of the English Language. His poetry is simply superb. At one level, it is direct, masuculine and blunt. At another level, it is subtle and insightful, indeed. 'So 'ere's to you Fuzzy Wuzzy at your 'ome in the Sudan You're a poor benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man.' Or, the poem that prevented Kipling from being appointed Poet-Laureate of Great Britain [Queen Victoria was NOT pleased]. 'So 'ere's to you, Widow at Windsor For 'alf of creation you own and we've won her the same with the sword and the flame and salted it down with our bones. Poor boys. It's blue with our bones.' Lines like this are the work of genius and have never been terms of Kipling's being a bone-headed colonialist, well, his detractors clearly never actually read Kipling. 'Din, Din, Din You Lazarusian Leather Gunga Din Though I've beat you Though I've flayed you You're a better man than I am Gunga Din.' Kipling was a man both humane and intelligent enough to understand and 'feel' the ambiguities of colonialism and empire.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1