The Man Who Would Be King And Other Stories

By Rudyard Kipling

A master storyteller, Rudyard Kipling drew heavily on his experiences of living in both Britain and India, where these stories are set.



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Combining biting satire, outstanding wit, and heartfelt observations, this collection of nine stories ranges from “The Man Who Would Be King”, a tale of two men who travel to a remote part of Afghanistan to become kings, only for disaster to follow, to the romance of “The Education of Otis Yeere”. Powerful and lyrical, these tales showcase the extraordinary talent of one of literature’s greatest writers.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay in December 1865. He returned to India from England shortly before his seventeenth birthday, to work as a journalist first on the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, then on the Pioneer at Allahabad. The poems and stories he wrote over the next seven years laid the foundation of his literary reputation, and soon after his return to London in 1889 he found himself world-famous. Throughout his life his works enjoyed great acclaim and popularity, but he came to seem increasingly controversial because of his political opinions, and it has been difficult to reach literary judgements unclouded by partisan feeling.

Category: Genre: Classics & Literature, Fiction sku: 9781788283342

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Weight 7.1 oz
Dimensions 7.8 × 5.1 × .625 in