The man who would be king, and other stories: [& other stories]

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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.
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display_description Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King" is one of literature's greatest and most famous adventure stories. This stirring tale of two happy-go-lucky British ne'er-do-wells trying to carve out their own kingdom in the remote mountains of Afghanistan has also proved over time to be a work of penetrating and lasting political insight-amidst its raucous humor and swashbuckling bravado is a devastatingly astute dissection of imperialism and its heroic pretensions.Written when he was only twenty-two years old, the tale also features some of Kipling's most crystalline prose and one of the most beautifully rendered, spectacularly exotic settings he ever used. Best of all, it features two of his most unforgettable characters: the ultra-vivid Cockneys Peachy Carnahan and Daniel Dravot, who impart to the story its ultimate, astonishing twist. Also included in this collection are "Wee Willie Winkie," "The Drums of the Fore and Aft," "Mary Postgate," and "The Maltese Cat."
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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Fiction, British -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Kings and rulers -- Fiction, Manners and customs -- Fiction, Short stories
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title The man who would be king, and other stories [& other 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 by Louis L. Cornell
title_short The man who would be king, and other stories
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