Man Who Would Be King And Other Stories (Arc Classics)

Man Who Would Be King And Other Stories (Arc Classics)

Arcturus Publishing

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Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. Written over a period of five years, from 1885 to 1888, the seventeen stories in this collection offer a wry, vivid, and captivating glimpse of the development of Kipling's oeuvre over fifty years: the harsh, cruel realism that marks his most memorable works, the experimental modernism of his middle period, and the highly wrought subtleties of his later pieces. "The Man Who Would Be King" is a far- fetched adventure that serves as a parable of colonialism, while other stories feature tales of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness, and murder.


Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865 and spent his early years reveling in the country's exotic delights. At five he was sent to school in England, and did not returned until 1882, when he worked as a reporter on the 'Civil and Military Gazette'. A prolific writer, he soon became famous for a prodigious range of tales and poems, from the high adventure of 'The Man Who Would Be King', through the gritty doggerel of 'Barrack Room Ballads' to charming children's story such as 'Puck of Pook's Hill' and 'The Jungle Book'. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.

Pub Date: 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 269 
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

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