The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

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The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling
Editor Louis L. Cornell

Oxford University Press | July 26, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 in

Published: July 26, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199536473

ISBN - 13: 9780199536474

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling
Editor Louis L. Cornell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 in

Published: July 26, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199536473

ISBN - 13: 9780199536474

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.