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Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon". Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he was a bank clerk by trade, but spent long periods travelling in Western America and Canada, often in some poverty.
Browse through Robert William Service's poems and quotes. 836 poems of Robert William Service
Browse through Robert William Service's poems and quotes. 836 poems of Robert William Service. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. a poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this da. Songs of a Sourdough has sold more than three million copies, making it the most commercially successful book of poetry of the 20th century. Robert W. Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, England,.
The writing of Robert W. Service is mostly known through his poems and ballads. Immortalized by his two iconic ballads, "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," he has entered the world’s imagination as the Bard of the Yukon. But Service was much more than a chronicler of the Great North. Service is a fresh selection of the most interesting and significant works of the author with a biographical introduction and a select bibliography of additional readings. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
Robert Service (1874-1958) dreamed of a life of adventure and freedom to live and write as he wanted, surrounded by. .
Robert Service (1874-1958) dreamed of a life of adventure and freedom to live and write as he wanted, surrounded by nature and the beauty of the world. Born in Lancashire, England, he developed an urge early on to travel abroad, and set his sights on the rough and tumble "wild west" of Canada. This collection of verse contains Service's famous story collections "Songs of a Sourdough", published in 1907 to wide success, "Ballads of a Cheechako", "Rhymes of a Rolling Stone", "Rhymes of a Red Cross Man", and "Ballads of a Bohemian".
Robert W. Service, a young Englishman with a soft Scottish accent, was probably more responsible for making the Yukon known around the world than any other writer
Robert W. Service, a young Englishman with a soft Scottish accent, was probably more responsible for making the Yukon known around the world than any other writer. His books of poems, particularly The Songs of a Sourdough are still steady sellers across the country and especially in the north. Who does not know the lines A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute Saloon from The Shooting of Dan McGrew or There are strange things done in the midnight sun from The Cremation of Sam McGee ?