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Arranged in the order of their original publication and written during Kipling's time as a journalist in India, these seventeen short stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the Indian caste system on society. Along with the title piece, the volume includes "Gemini," "A Wayside Comedy," "The Hill of Illusion," "Only a Subaltern," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Black Jack," and others. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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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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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Fiction, British -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Kings and rulers -- Fiction, Manners and customs -- Fiction, Short stories
title_display The man who would be king, and other stories
title_full Man who would be king [electronic resource] : and other stories / Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories, The man who would be king [electronic resource] : [& other stories] / by Rudyard Kipling, The man who would be king, and other stories / Rudyard Kipling, The man who would be king, and other stories / Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Louis L. Cornell
title_short The man who would be king, and other stories
title_sub [& other stories]
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Short Stories