The The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories Man Who Would Be King [NOOK Book]

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kipling drew upon his experiences in Anglo-Indian society for much of his fiction. This volume includes 5 of the author's best early stories: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes" and the title selection.

These seventeen stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the...

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Overview

Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kipling drew upon his experiences in Anglo-Indian society for much of his fiction. This volume includes 5 of the author's best early stories: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes" and the title selection.

These seventeen stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the caste system on Indian society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486112701
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 664,065
  • File size: 680 KB

Meet the Author

Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) is best remembered for children's tales such as The Jungle Book as well as his poetry and stories about British soldiers in India, which include "Gunga Din" and The Man Who Would Be King. Kipling was enormously popular at the turn of the 20th century but his reputation declined with the change in attitude toward British imperialism. In recent years Kipling's works have found new acclaim as a vibrant source of literary and cultural history.

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Table of Contents

From Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories (as constituted in 1895)
From the section "The Phantom 'Rickshaw":
The Phantom 'Rickshaw (1885)
The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes (1885)
The Man Who Would Be King
From the section "Wee Willie Winkie":
Wee Willie Winkie (1888)
From Life's Handicap
Without Benefit of Clergy (1890)
Glossary
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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Typical Kipling

    While I realize Kipling is a world reknown author, I find his writing labored.

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