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I enjoy reading poetry. Kipling is one of our greatest poets,vastly superior to any 'modern' poet. I already have his collected verse in (very expensive) hardback and wanted it on my Kindle, where I can access it easily, always available !!
This collection reveals aspects of Kipling I had not previously suspected existed, well outside Gunga Din, Kim and Jungle Book and the tub thumping patriotism of his better known works. Over 400 poems can't all be top drawer, but dipping in at random is generally rewarding and frequently entertaining
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling
ByGrace Lawrenceon 14 December 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is for anyone who enjoys good verse and a way with words. Many of the pieces are classics that stand the test of time. Kipling was not only a storyteller, he was a keen observer of people and situations. Many of his observations are as correct now as when written 100 or so years ago. Go look up the last verse of "The Young British Soldier". The poetry is excellent for reading children to sleep - recommended are "The Explorer" , "Way Through the Woods", "Ballad of the East and West" and, especially at Christmas time..."Eddy's Service". I know of four generations of people who as children demanded to be read to from this book.
The transcription from the original text is among the worst that I have seen. No separation of poems, loss of key punctation, and insertion of special characters where the program got confused abound. DO NOT BUY THS VERSION!
2.0 out of 5 starsBook feels strange and looks strange
ByRobert L. Everetton 16 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
This books looks like a photocopy of old published books on Kipling poetry. The whole thing feels kind of shoddy, like a self-published book. Inexplicable why the cover says "Collected Verse of Rudyard Kipling" and then right under it says "Kipling, Rudyard". Plus cover looks kind of stupid with a strange picture of a chair. I gave it to my public library who promptly sold it for fifty cents.