The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling
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The Man Who Would Be King: and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) drew upon his experiences in Anglo-Indian Society for much of his writing. This volume presents five of Kipling's best early stories, including "The Phantom Rickshaw," a psychological thriller; "Wee Willie Winkie," a delightful display of love for children; "Without Benefit of Clergy," the poignant story of an Englishmen's affair with an Islamic woman; "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes"; and the celebrated title story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486280516
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/21/1994
Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,218,403
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 11 Years

About 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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Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GConradDietz More than 1 year ago
While I realize Kipling is a world reknown author, I find his writing labored.