Rudyard Kipling

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This is the first scholarly edition to bring together the best short stories and poems of Rudyard Kipling. Covering the full range of Kipling's career from the 1880s to the 1930s it includes selections from Plain Tales from the Hills, Traffics and Discoveries, Just So Stories, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses, and many more. A hugely inventive writer, Kipling displayed comic mastery as well as bleak insights into human behavior in his work.

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Overview

This is the first scholarly edition to bring together the best short stories and poems of Rudyard Kipling. Covering the full range of Kipling's career from the 1880s to the 1930s it includes selections from Plain Tales from the Hills, Traffics and Discoveries, Just So Stories, Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses, and many more. A hugely inventive writer, Kipling displayed comic mastery as well as bleak insights into human behavior in his work.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Twenty-eight poems (or parts of poems) reverberate with Kipling's compassion for his fellow humans. A lengthy introduction details the events of his life and their relationship to his work. With dedication to the structure, rhythm, and rhyme of his craft, Kipling created poetry that, when read aloud, sings to its audience in every phrase. Sharpe's exquisite paintings illustrate the exotic quality of the verse, whether of animals in the jungle or ships at sea. Vibrant colors reflect the strong emotions of each poem-Viking women widowed by the sea, seal mothers singing lullabies to their young. The faces of children show humor, trust, curiosity, and moodiness. Familiar lines from "If" and "The Ballad of East and West" demonstrate the poet's universal appeal. As in other books in this series, each poem is preceded by background information, and difficult or unfamiliar words are defined at the bottom of each page. A worthy addition.-Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841597775
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.29 (w) x 6.42 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling is one of the most well-known and respected authors of all time.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Note on the Text
Lispeth 1
Three and - an Extra 5
In the House of Suddhoo 9
Beyond the Pale 15
The Story of Muhammad Din 20
With the Main Guard 24
On the City Wall 37
The Man who would be King 57
Baa Baa, Black Sheep 90
On Greenhow Hill 114
'Brugglesmith' 130
'Love-o'-Women' 143
The Bridge-Builders 163
The Devil and the Deep Sea 190
My Sunday at Home 209
The Cat that Walked by Himself 221
The Bonds of Discipline 234
'They' 256
Mrs Bathurst 276
The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat 293
In the Presence 325
Mary Postgate 337
Sea Constables 351
The Bull that Thought 367
The Gardener 381
Dayspring Mishandled 391
Fairy-Kist 409
A General Summary 425
The Story of Uriah 426
A Code of Morals 427
The Man Who Could Write 429
The Betrothed 430
Danny Deever 433
Tommy 434
'Fuzzy-Wuzzy' 436
Oonts 437
Loot 439
The Widow at Windsor 441
Gunga Din 442
Mandalay 444
Gentlemen-Rankers 446
Ford o' Kabul River 448
The Conundrum of the Workshops 449
In the Neolithic Age 451
The 'Mary Gloster' 453
McAndrew's Hymn 460
The Song of the Banjo 466
The Song of the Dead 469
The Deep-Sea Cables 471
The Three-Decker 472
'When 'Omer Smote 'Is Bloomin' Lyre' 474
The King 474
That Day 475
Recessional 478
The White Man's Burden 479
Chant-Pagan 480
Lichtenberg 482
The Files 484
The Islanders 486
Mother o' Mine 490
Merrow Down 490
'Cities and Thrones and Powers' 492
Harp Song of the Dane Women 492
A Smuggler's Song 493
The Four Angels 494
The Way through the Woods 495
If - 496
Dane-geld 497
Big Steamers 498
The Children 499
The Fabulists 500
The Survival 501
We and They 502
The Coiner 503
Gethsemane 505
The Craftsman 505
The Female of the Species 506
'For All We Have and Are' 508
My Boy Jack 510
Epitaphs of the War 510
Mine Sweepers 517
The Gods of the Copybook Headings 518
Hymn of Breaking Strain 521
'Tin Fish' 522
The Storm Cone 523
The Appeal 524
App. A Kipling's India 525
App. B The British Army in India 528
Notes 530
Further Reading 687
Index of Titles (stories) 693
Index of Titles and First Lines (verse) 695
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