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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display_description 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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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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