The Man Who Would Be King

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Billy Fish: "He wants to know if you are gods."
Peachy Carnehan: "Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing."

Rudyard Kipling's 1888 novella The Man Who Would Be King is an under-rated gem.

The powerful story of lost treasure, love and human weakness was adapted into a ...

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Overview


Billy Fish: "He wants to know if you are gods."
Peachy Carnehan: "Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing."

Rudyard Kipling's 1888 novella The Man Who Would Be King is an under-rated gem.

The powerful story of lost treasure, love and human weakness was adapted into a Best Picture nominated movie in 1976 but has largely been overlooked by today's generation.

Enhanced Ebooks presents Kipling's classic adventure tale with a newly revised text and the original essay 'Who Was Rudyard Kipling?'

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—Adam Begley, The New York Observer

"I’ve always been haunted by Bartleby, the proto-slacker. But it’s the handsomely minimalist cover of the Melville House edition that gets me here, one of many in the small publisher’s fine 'Art of the Novella' series."
The New Yorker

"The Art of the Novella series is sort of an anti-Kindle. What these singular, distinctive titles celebrate is book-ness. They're slim enough to be portable but showy enough to be conspicuously consumed—tiny little objects that demand to be loved for the commodities they are."
—KQED (NPR San Francisco)

"Some like it short, and if you're one of them, Melville House, an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, has a line of books for you... elegant-looking paperback editions ...a good read in a small package."
The Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481071277
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/22/2012
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

One of the greatest of English writers, Rudyard Kipling created a literary empire teeming with unforgettable people, animals, moral dilemmas, and practical wisdom. But snobbish critics and a misreading of Kipling’s political views have condemned him to decades of undeserved neglect. No more.

Over the past 25 years, New Word City’s writers and editors -- veterans of The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Harper’s, and The Wall Street Journal -- have turned out some of the bestselling business books of all time. Working closely with clients, the New Word City team has produced more than 70 books, of which more than 7 million copies have been sold. These titles have logged more than 500 weeks on The New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Excellent short story

    A very enjoyable short story. This was my first forray into kipling and i think i will be reading more of his work in the future. I read this after hearing about the movie. The movie closely follows the plot of this short story and i was suprised by the depth contained in this 30 page novella.

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    Posted February 2, 2013

    One of my favorites

    Amazing short story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Bucket of crap. Dont get it. It sucks.I hate it!

    CRAP!

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