The Man Who Would Be King (Annotated) by Rudyard Kipling

The Man Who Would Be King (Annotated)

byRudyard Kipling

Kobo ebook | November 19, 2016

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*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). 
*An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. 
*This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors.

"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as locating the story in eastern Afghanistan's Kafiristan and the European-like appearance of many of Kafiristan's Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolf Schlagintweit to colonial administrators.

Title:The Man Who Would Be King (Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 19, 2016Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052335575

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