The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

Paperback | July 26, 2008

byRudyard KiplingEditorLouis L. Cornell

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This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling''s early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling''s legendary powers of observation and, in ''Baa Baa, Black Sheep'' his own miserable childhood. From Mrs Hauksbee''s Simla drawing-room to Mulvaney''s cot in barracks, to the wild hills of Kafiristan, Kipling re-creates the India he knew in stories by turns ironic and sentimental, compassionate and bitter, displaying the brilliance that has captivated readers for over a century.

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This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation and, in 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep' his own miserable childhood. From Mr...

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India. He went to school in England and then returned to India to be a writer and a journalist.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:July 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199536473

ISBN - 13:9780199536474

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