Barrack-Room Ballads

Barrack-Room Ballads

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Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) brought Rudyard Kipling instant success and established him as a “friend of the soldier.” At the time, British men generally enlisted to escape dire poverty, and the common soldier was held in low regard by the Victorian public—until he was needed to fight. Kipling had great compassion for the British soldier and chose to celebrate him while criticizing the Empire for its treatment of its fighting men. Told in the London Cockney… (more)


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Publisher: Signet (June 03, 2003)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 128 pages

File size: 167 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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