The man who would be king, and other stories

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Kipling, a Nobel Prize winner, tells the story of two Englishmen, with twenty rifle and two donkeys, setting off from India into the wild unknown to win a kingdom. Added to the adventure are a surprise ending and an authentic picture of the wild east in the 19th century.
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subject_facetAfghanistan -- Fiction
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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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