The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

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by Rudyard Kipling
     
 

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The Man Who Would Be King was written by Rudyard Kipling and first published in 1888. Two former British soldiers who were sent in the early 19th century to British controlled India to search for adventure end up becoming kings of Kafiristan. This story is inspired by Josiah Harlan, an American adventurer who claimed the title of Prince of Ghor after leding a military

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The Man Who Would Be King was written by Rudyard Kipling and first published in 1888. Two former British soldiers who were sent in the early 19th century to British controlled India to search for adventure end up becoming kings of Kafiristan. This story is inspired by Josiah Harlan, an American adventurer who claimed the title of Prince of Ghor after leding a military force into Afghanistan in the mid-19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612981895
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
01/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
239 KB

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The Man Who Would Be King 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Rachel Ashcraft More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Kipling recently. His Jungle Book was good so I bought "The Man who would be King" on Nook Book. This short story is okay, but very short! I would recommend renting the movie that was made from it instead. Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer are great in the movie and the screen play makes Kipling's story very entertaining!
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Slightly bent over with long flowing leaves that reach down to the ground and surrounding a small circle with a curtain. Inside is a flat rock and a small stream filled with fish.
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salemfan More than 1 year ago
too man digital artifacts, making it difficult to read - imporrible on some pages to make it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CRAP!