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The Five Nations:

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ISBN-10: 1406784842

ISBN-13: 9781406784848

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rudyard Kipling

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DEDICATION Before a midnight breaks in storm, Or herded sea in wrath, Ye know what wavering gusts inform The greater tempestspath Till the loosed wind Drive allfrom mind, Except Distress, which, so will prophets cry, Oercame them, houseless, from the unhmting sky. Ere rivers league against the land In piratry offlood, Yeknow what waters slip and stand Where seldom water stood. Yet who will note, Till fields afloat, And washen carcass and the returning well, Trumpet what thesepoor heralds strove to tell Ye know who use the Crystal Ball Topeer by stealth on Doom, The Shade that, shapingfirst of all, Prepares an empty room. Then doth It pass Like breathfrom glass, But, on the extorted vision…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
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…