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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Natraj Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185019185
Described as the greatest democratic English poet, Kipling versified emotions which the average man instantly recognizes with the energy and vividness of a man of genius. This edition of the complete verse bears weighty testimony of that acclaim.
Rudyard Kipling is today one of the two or three most-quoted authors in the English language and despite the negative attitude of many critics, he has continued to be a best-selling author for more than a hundred years ago. And barely a year ago, readers of a mass-circulation newspaper in the UK voted the poem "IF" as the most significant and meaningful poem they had ever read.
Rudyard Kipling, the unrivalled poet laureate of the common man, has undoubtedly augmented the language with his fragmented phrases of diverse verse. His poems offer a curiously interesting and much contested amalgam of the West and the East.
Over 700 pages of Gung Din and Danny Deever, Judy and the Colonel’s Lady, in the company of a wealth of other, less familiar creations, all of them sharing a similar resonance that made Rudyard Kipling the literary lion of the Empire.
The Foreword to this edition clearly demonstrates that Rudyard Kipling could seek no more convinced and sympathetic an advocate than Ruskin bond.