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The Resource The man who would be king, and other stories, Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell

The man who would be king, and other stories, Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell

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The man who would be king, and other stories
Title
The man who would be king, and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell
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Language
eng
Summary
Overview: The Man who would be King', the tale of two vagabonds who attempt to establish a kingdom among primitive tribesmen, is both a classic of high adventure and a searching parable of Empire. This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation and, in 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep' his own miserable childhood. From Mrs Hauksbee's Simla drawing-room to Mulvaney's cot in barracks, to the wild hills of Kafiristan, Kipling re-creates the India he knew in stories by turns ironic and sentimental, compassionate and bitter, displaying the brilliance that has captivated readers for over a century. These seventeen stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the caste system on Indian society
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DLC
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4854
LC item number
.M16 2008
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford world's classics paperback
Label
The man who would be king, and other stories, Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xl]-xlii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General preface -- Introduction -- Note on the text -- Select bibliography -- Chronology of Kipling's life and works -- Strange ride of Morrowbie Jukes -- Phantom 'rickshaw -- Gemini -- Wayside comedy -- At twenty-two -- Education of Otis Yeere -- Hill of illusion -- Dray wara yow dee -- Judgment of Dungara -- With the main guard -- In flood time -- Only a subaltern -- Baa baa, black sheep -- At the pit's mouth -- Black jack -- On the city wall -- Man would would be king -- Explanatory notes
Control code
ocn226357884
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780199536474
Lccn
2008274614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)226357884
Label
The man who would be king, and other stories, Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xl]-xlii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General preface -- Introduction -- Note on the text -- Select bibliography -- Chronology of Kipling's life and works -- Strange ride of Morrowbie Jukes -- Phantom 'rickshaw -- Gemini -- Wayside comedy -- At twenty-two -- Education of Otis Yeere -- Hill of illusion -- Dray wara yow dee -- Judgment of Dungara -- With the main guard -- In flood time -- Only a subaltern -- Baa baa, black sheep -- At the pit's mouth -- Black jack -- On the city wall -- Man would would be king -- Explanatory notes
Control code
ocn226357884
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780199536474
Lccn
2008274614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)226357884

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