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Ballads of A Bohemian

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ISBN-10: 140679287X

ISBN-13: 9781406792874

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Service

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Robert W. Service was born in London about 1874. He had a convoluted life that involved much moving around, from Scotland, to England, to Canada, to California. He worked in banks, was a war correspondent for the Toronto Star and an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross, and he served as an intelligence officer in the Canadian Army in World War I. In 1907, he published his first book of poetry, The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses This book included the well-known poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and this first brought him public recognition. In 1909, he left his banker's job and began writing his first novel, The Trail of the '98. He married in 1913 and the couple had a…