Barrack-Room Ballads [NOOK Book]


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101212912
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/3/2003
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 165 KB

Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim—which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Dedication: To T. A. 30
1 Danny Deever 31
2 Tommy 33
3 'Fuzzy-Wuzzy' 35
4 Soldier, Soldier 37
5 Screw-Guns 39
6 Cells 41
7 Gunga Din 43
8 Oonts 46
9 Loot 49
10 'Snarleyow' 52
11 The Widow at Windsor 54
12 Belts 56
13 The Young British Soldier 58
14 Mandalay 61
15 Troopin' 64
16 The Widow's Party 66
17 Ford o' Kabul River 68
18 Gentlemen-Rankers 70
19 Route Marchin' 72
20 Shillin' a Day 75
21 'Bobs' 79
22 'Back to the Army Again' 82
23 'Birds of Prey' March 85
24 'Soldier an' Sailor Too' 87
25 Sappers 90
26 That Day 93
27 'The Men that fought at Minden' 95
28 Cholera Camp 97
29 The Ladies 99
30 Bill 'Awkins 102
31 The Mother-Lodge 103
32 'Follow Me 'Ome' 106
33 The Sergeant's Weddin' 108
34 The Jacket 110
35 The 'Eathen 112
36 The Shut-Eye Sentry 116
37 'Mary, Pity Women!' 119
38 For to Admire 121
Notes 123
Index of titles 165
Index of first lines 166
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  • Posted December 6, 2008

    Enjoy Kipling, but...

    I've been reading Kipling since I was much younger than now, and am quite familiar with the esoteric slang of the Victorian British army. But I'm sure the specific meanings of many words and phrases, such as "Aggy Chel," and "pukka", and others seen throughout Kipling's work are totally lost on modern-day readers. This edition by Dodo Press does nothing to correct the problem. It uses no footnotes nor other explanations for these 19th century colloquialisms. The result is to stop the reader in mid-stanza with a puzzled look, and force him or her to try to work it out from the context of the piece, or scratch their heads and move on. Either way, the vitality of Kipling's work, and the reader's enjoyment of it are needlessly interrupted. This and other modern editions of Kipling's work need footnotes. And editors with enough professionalism to learn their meanings and include those in the text. It ain't rocket science, folks. Really it's not!

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