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Plain Tales from the Hills

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ISBN-10: 0141442395

ISBN-13: 9780141442396

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Rudyard Kipling, Jan Montefiore, Kaori Nagai, Kaori Nagai

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Fascinating, funny, tragic, immensely readable and witty, these stories provide an invaluable insight into life in India during the British Raj.
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550

Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English. He spent an unhappy period of exile from his parents (and the Indian heat) with a harsh aunt in England, followed by the public schooling that inspired his "Stalky" stories. He returned to India at 18 to work on the staff of the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette and rapidly became a prolific writer. His mildly satirical work won him a reputation in England, and he returned there in 1889. Shortly after, his first novel, The Light That Failed (1890) was published, but it was not altogether successful. In the early…    

Jan Montefiore is Professor of 20th Century English Literature at the University of Kent. Her most recent book is Rudyard Kipling (2007).

Chronology
General Preface
Introduction
Note on the Text
Further Reading
Plain Tales From The Hills
Lispeth
Three and - an Extra
Thrown Away
Miss Youghal's Sais
Bitters Neat
'Yoked with an Unbeliever'
False Dawn
The Rescue of Pluffles
Cupid's Arrows
The Three Musketeers
His Chance in Life
Watches of the Night
The Other Man
Haunted Subalterns
Consequences
The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin
The Taking of Lungtungpen
A Germ-Destroyer
Kidnapped
The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly
In the House of Suddhoo
His Wedded Wife
The Broken-Link Handicap
Beyond the Pale
In Error
A Bank Fraud
Tods' Amendment
The Daughter of the Regiment
In the Pride of His Youth
Pig
The Rout of the White Hussars
The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case
Venus Annodomini
The Bisara of Pooree
A Friend's Friend
The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows
The Madness of Private Ortheris
The Story of Muhammad Din
On the Strength of a Likeness
Wressley of the Foreign Office
By Word of Mouth
To be Filed for Reference
Appendix: Two Original Versions of 'Plain Tales'
Notes