Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Poems (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Rudyard Kipling | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Poems (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Departmental Ditties, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Poems (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Rudyard Kipling
     
 

The poems collected here are mostly light verse—“barrack-room ballads,” Kipling called them—inspired by Kipling’s early adventures as a newspaperman in British colonial India. The first book Kipling published, Departmental Ditties (1886), emphasizes the universality of human experience and the cross-cultural ubiquity of the

Overview


The poems collected here are mostly light verse—“barrack-room ballads,” Kipling called them—inspired by Kipling’s early adventures as a newspaperman in British colonial India. The first book Kipling published, Departmental Ditties (1886), emphasizes the universality of human experience and the cross-cultural ubiquity of the ignoble and tragicomic aspects of human character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411435599
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
353
Sales rank:
585,306
File size:
180 KB

Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), called the “prophet of British imperialism” by George Orwell, became a past master of the short story, as well as a tireless poet. The first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize in literature (1907), his fiction and poetry include such works as The Jungle Book, The Light That Failed, and “Gunga Din.”

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