Plain Tales From The Hills

Paperback | July 26, 2011

byRudyard KiplingEditorKaori NagaiIntroduction byKaori Nagai

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Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, which established his reputation and brought India to the British imagination

Including the stories "Lispeth," "Beyond the Pale," and "In the Pride of His Youth," this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities, creating a rich portrait of Anglo-Indian society. Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were later revised by him to re-create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for readers at home. Far from being a celebration of empire, these stories explore the barriers between races, classes and sexes, and convey all the tensions and contradictions of colonial life.

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Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, which established his reputation and brought India to the British imaginationIncluding the stories "Lispeth," "Beyond the Pale," and "In the Pride of His Youth," this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities, creating a rich portr...

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyricsin 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.8 inPublished:July 26, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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