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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060171155
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
  • Pages: 112

Meet the Author

Vikram Seth
Vikram Seth
Vikram Seth's prose fiction debut, A Suitable Boy, sold over one million copies worldwide despite the fact that at 1,349 pages long, it holds the distinction of being the longest single volume ever published in the English language.

Biography

Vikram Seth was born in India and educated there and in England, California, and China. He has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, The Golden Gate; travel book, From Heaven Lake; animal fables, Beastly Tales; epic novel, A Suitable Boy. His most recent novel, An Equal Music, was published in 1999.

Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Seth:

"I used to like swimming in the Serpentine, even in the snow, but lately I've chickened out."

"I enjoy Chinese calligraphy, which I have been studying for years."

"On the whole, I'm quite lazy, and like watching Columbo or reading detective stories."

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    1. Hometown:
      Delhi, India; and Salisbury, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 20, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Calcutta, West Bengal, India
    1. Education:
      B.A., Oxford University, 1975; M.A., Stanford University, MA 1978; Nanjing University Diploma, 1982

Table of Contents

The Crocodile and the Monkey 1
The Louse and the Mosquito 11
The Mouse and the Snake 19
The Rat and the Ox 25
The Eagle and the Beetle 35
The Hare and the Tortoise 43
The Cat and the Cock 57
The Goat and the Ram 73
The Frog and the Nightingale 85
The Elephant and the Tragopan 93
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