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Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0199536473

ISBN-13: 9780199536474

Edition: 2008

Authors: Rudyard Kipling, Louis L. Cornell

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Arranged in the order of their original publication and written during Kipling's time as a journalist in India, these seventeen short stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the Indian caste system on society. Along with the title piece, the volume includes "Gemini," "A Wayside Comedy," "The Hill of Illusion," "Only a Subaltern," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Black Jack," and others.
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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…    

Includes: The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes
The Phantom Rickshaw
The Hill of Illusion
Dray Wara Yow Dee
With the Main Guard
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
At the Pit's Mouth
On the City Wall