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The man who would be king / : edited with an introduction and notes by Jan Montefiore.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Penguin classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library SC KIP (Text) 78731000514436 Story Collection Available -
  In Memory of: Ruth (Norma) Trimnell

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780141442358
  • ISBN: 0141442352
  • Physical Description: xxxvi, 573 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The man who would be king : selected stories of Rudyard Kipling."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gate of the hundred sorrows -- In the house of Suddhoo -- Strange ride of Morrowbie Jukes -- Lispeth -- Beyond the pale -- Dray wara yow dee -- At the pit's mouth -- Wayside comedy -- Story of Muhammad Din -- Little Tobrah -- Finances of the gods -- Baa baa, black sheep -- Man who would be king -- Naboth -- On the city wall -- 'City of dreadful night' -- At the end of the passage -- Drums of the fore and aft -- With the main guard -- On Greenhow Hill -- Without benefit of clergy -- Bridge-builders -- Maltese cat -- 'Finest story in the world' -- Ship that found herself -- Mrs Bathurst -- 'They' -- 'Wireless' -- Village that voted the earth was flat -- House surgeon -- Mary Postgate -- Madonna of the trenches -- Janeites -- His gift -- Wish house -- Gardener -- Dayspring mishandled -- Manner of men.
Summary, etc.:
This collection of Kipling's short stories follows the development of his work over fifty years, and range from the harsh, cruel, world of the "Indian" stories, through the "experimental modernism of his middle period, to the highly wrought subtleties of his later pieces.Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. This new selection brings together the best of his short writings, following the development of his work over fifty years. They take us from the harsh, cruel, vividly realized world of the 'Indian' stories that made his name, through the experimental modernism of his middle period to the highly-wrought subtleties of his later pieces. Including the tale of insanity and empire, 'The Man Who Would Be King', the high-spirited 'The Village that Voted the Earth Was Flat', the fable of childhood cruelty and revenge 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep', the menacing psychological study 'Mary Postgate' and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in 'The Gardener', here are stories of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness and murder." --back cover.
Subject: British > Afghanistan > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Afghanistan > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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Penguin classics.

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