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Wish House and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0812966023

ISBN-13: 9780812966022

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rudyard Kipling, Craig Raine, Craig Raine, Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907, has long been considered an important and vibrant, even controversial, storyteller and poet. The Wish House and Other Stories is a collection of Kipling’s finest works, including the stories “In the House of Suddhoo,” “The Disturber of Traffic,” and “The Eye of Allah,” the poems “The Runners,” “The Return of the Children,” and “The Last Ode,” and his famous story about Afghanistan, “The Man Who Would Be King.” Each piece was selected by poet and scholar Craig Raine, who writes in his Preface, “We need to think about Kipling. He is our greatest short-story writer, but one whose achievement is more complex and surprising than…    
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 5.57" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
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…    

Craig Raineis a poet, lecturer, and critic. He is a fellow of New College, Oxford, the author of several poetry collections and books, and the editor of the journalAreté. He lives in Oxford, England.

Biographical Note
Introduction: Kipling: Controversial Question
Editor's Preface
A Note on the Text
In the House of Suddhoo
Beyond the Pale
The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows
The Story of Muhammad Din
The Man who would be King
Baa Baa, Black Sheep
Dray Wara Yow Dee
On Greenhow Hill
The Dream of Duncan Parrenness
The Disturber of Traffic
'The Finest Story in the World'
The Elephant's Child
'I keep six honest serving men'
The Runners
A Sahibs' War
Kaspar's Song in 'Varda'
The Return of the Children
From Lyden's 'Irenius'
Mrs. Bathurst
The Bee Boy's Song
'Dymchurch Flit'
A Three-Part Song
Friendly Brook
The Land
Mary Postgate
The Beginnings
'Late Came the God'
The Wish House
The Survival
The Janeites
Jane's Marriage
The Bull that Thought
Alnaschar and the Oxen
Gipsy Vans
A Madonna of the Trenches
Gow's Watch
The Eye of Allah
The Last Ode
The Gardener
The Burden
Dayspring Mishandled
Gertrude's Prayer
The Manner of Men
At His Execution