RUDYARD KIPLING GREATEST WORKS (Special NOOK Edition) The Best Writings of RUDYARD KIPLING [Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE] Includes THE JUNGLE BOOK, JUST SO STORIES, KIM, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING and MORE [Over 500 Works in One NOOKBook Volume!]

RUDYARD KIPLING GREATEST WORKS (Special NOOK Edition) The Best Writings of RUDYARD KIPLING [Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE] Includes THE JUNGLE BOOK, JUST SO STORIES, KIM, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING and MORE [Over 500 Works in One NOOKBook Volume!]

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by Rudyard Kipling
     
 
EXCERPT FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK

It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs,

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EXCERPT FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK

It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. “Augrh!” said Father Wolf. “It is time to hunt again.” He was going to spring down hill when a little shadow with a bushy tail crossed the threshold and whined: “Good luck go with you, O Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world.”


PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE LIGHT THAT FAILED
THE NAULAHKA: A STORY OF WEST AND EAST
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
KIM
PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS
WEE WILLIE WINKIE ; AND OTHER CHILD STORIES
WEE WILLIE WINKIE
BAA BAA, BLACK SHEEP
HIS MAJESTY THE KING
THE DRUMS OF THE FORE AND AFT
SOLDIERS THREE
UNDER THE DEODARS
THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW; AND OTHER TALES
LIFE'S HANDICAP
MANY INVENTIONS
THE DAY'S WORK
STALKY & CO.
ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES
THE EYES OF ASIA
DEBITS AND CREDITS
THY SERVANT, A DOG
LIMITS AND RENEWALS
THE JUNGLE BOOK
THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN
HOW THE WHALE GOT HIS THROAT
HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP
HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN
HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS
THE ELEPHANT’S CHILD
THE SING-SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO
THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS
HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN
HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE
THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA
THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF
THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED
PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
REWARDS AND FAIRIES
DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES AND OTHER VERSES
BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS
THE SEVEN SEAS
THE FIVE NATIONS
THE YEARS BETWEEN
THE MUSE AMONG THE MOTORS
AMERICAN NOTES
LETTERS OF MARQUE
CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT
AMONG THE RAILWAY FOLK
THE GIRIDIH COAL-FIELDS
FROM SEA TO SEA
IN AN OPIUM FACTORY
THE SMITH ADMINISTRATION
FRANCE AT WAR
THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET
DESTROYERS AT JUTLAND
TALES OF “THE TRADE”
A BOOK OF WORDS
SOUVENIRS OF FRANCE
SOMETHING OF MYSELF

Editorial Reviews

Douglas Kerr
He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with.
(Author or Peter Pan) - J. M. Barrie
The most audacious ... in fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014739078
Publisher:
Rudyard Kipling JUNGLE BOOK KIM JUST SO STORIES
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Series:
RUDYARD KIPLING | GREATEST WORKS (Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Kim, The Man Who Would Be King by KIPLING [NOBEL PRIZE] , #1
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Meet the Author

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.

Kipling is best known for his works of fiction. He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism". Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."

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RUDYARD KIPLING GREATEST WORKS (Special NOOK Edition) The Best Writings of RUDYARD KIPLING [Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE] Includes THE JUNGLE BOOK, JUST 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The bargain of the century This has to be the bargain of the century. This contain every major book ever written by the Nobel prize winning children's author Rudyard Kipling .... for less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks!
AmaranthCO More than 1 year ago
Boy, he wrote a lot, didn't read it all, saved the rest for another time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good stuff.