One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life. Initially written for his own "best beloved," Just So Stories was published in 1902. It has been a favorite for the past century and is certain to be cherished by generations to come.
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of an orphaned boy, a lama on a powerful quest, and two imperialist nations butting heads over one magical country Set in the former Lahore, India, against the backdrop of an imperialist war between Russia and Great Britain, Kim is the coming-of-age story of Kimball O'Hara, a low-caste orphan boy roaming the streets with a "magic" talisman around his neck. The pendant contains three magic parchments sewn into a leather amulet case--papers that could whisk him away from the world he knows and trusts. One afternoon, Kim takes pity on an elderly lama who declares he is searching for wisdom and enlightenment at the River of the Arrow, and becomes the old man's guide, savior, and friend. Together, the odd pair travels the Grand Trunk Road, dodging cutpurses and road agents until the "Little Friend of all the World" becomes a little disciple to the wise old lama. But when Kim's father's old regimental chaplain runs into the lama and his young chela on their travels, a big change threatens to disrupt the friends' plans to find enlightenment and happiness on their shared quest. Widely considered to be Rudyard Kipling's masterpiece, Kim combines sweeping adventure with a brilliant coming-of-age story. Part children's tale, part spy thriller, part examination of the twilight of the Victorian empire, Kim is a classic page-turner. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of an orphaned boy, a lama on a powerful quest, and two imperialist nations butting heads over one magical country Set in the former Lahore, India, against the backdrop of an imperialist war between Russia and Great Britain, "Kim" is the coming-of-age story of Kimball O'Hara, a low-caste orphan boy roaming the streets with a "magic" talisman around his neck. The pendant contains three magic parchments sewn into a leather amulet case--papers that could whisk him away from the world he knows and trusts. One afternoon, Kim takes pity on an elderly lama who declares he is searching for wisdom and enlightenment at the River of the Arrow, and becomes the old man's guide, savior, and friend. Together, the odd pair travels the Grand Trunk Road, dodging cutpurses and road agents until the "Little Friend of all the World" becomes a little disciple to the wise old lama. But when Kim's father's old regimental chaplain runs into the lama and his young "chela" on their travels, a big change threatens to disrupt the friends' plans to find enlightenment and happiness on their shared quest. Widely considered to be Rudyard Kipling's masterpiece, "Kim "combines sweeping adventure with a brilliant coming-of-age story. Part children's tale, part spy thriller, part examination of the twilight of the Victorian empire, "Kim" is a classic page-turner. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
It is the tale of an orphaned sahib and the burdensome fate that awaits him when he is unwittingly dragged into the Great Game of Imperialism.
Obra maestra de Kipling y una de las grandes narraciones de todos los tiempos, Kim cuenta la historia de Kimball OHara, a quien todos llaman Kim, huérfano de un soldado del regimiento irlandés. La acción transcurre en la India colonial británica, donde el joven y astuto Kim conoce a un lama tibetano que cambiará el curso de su vida. El lama se propone encontrar un río místico, y el muchacho decide acompañarle y guiarle, pero al mismo tiempo el viaje esconde una misión secreta, prefiguración de su futuro como miembro de los servicios secretos.Viaje iniciático y novela de aventuras, obra edificante donde las haya, Kim no ha dejado de deslumbrar a distintas generaciones de lectores desde que se publicara en 1901.
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeRudyard Kipling's Kim is the tale of an Irish orphan raised as an Indian vagabond on the rough streets of colonial Lahore. Young Kimball O'Hara's coming of age takes place in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and secret games of espionage played out between the Russians and the British in the mountain passages of Asia. Kim is torn between his allegiance to the ascetic lama who becomes his beloved mentor and the temptations of those who want to recruit him as a spy in the "great game" of imperial conflict. In a series of thrilling escapades, he crisscrosses India on missions both spiritual and military before the two forces in his life converge in a dramatic climax in the high Himalayas. Published in 1901, after its author had permanently moved away from India, Kipling's masterpiece is marked by a maturity of perspective on the land of his birth, combined with breathtakingly brilliant descriptions of the fascinating lost world of the British Raj. Kim has enthralled generations of readers both by the exuberance of its storytelling and its vital and unforgettable portrait of the India of bazaars and sacred rivers, holy men and rogues, ancient customs and colonial society.
Edited by Zohreh T. Sullivan. Written in 1901, "Kim" is considered Kipling's finest work, and was a key factor in his being awarded the Nobel Prize. The text is fully annotated and accompanied by three maps that help students place the novel in geographical and historical contexts. "Backgrounds" explores the novel's complicated issues of multiculturalism, imperialism, and racism, allowing readers to glimpse Kipling's personal thoughts about British expansionism. "Criticism" collects wide-ranging assessments of the novel.
Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children's literature, controversial for his enthusiasm for British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling remains one of the most widely read writers of Victorian and modern English literature. In addition to writing more than two dozen works of fiction, including Kim and The Jungle Book, Kipling was a prolific poet, composing verse in every classical form from the epigram to the ode. Kipling's most distinctive gift was for ballads and narrative poems in which he drew vivid characters in universal situations, articulating profound truths in plain language. Yet he was also a subtle, affecting anatomist of the human heart, and his deep feeling for the natural world was exquisitely expressed in his verse. He was shattered by World War I, in which he lost his only son, and his work darkened in later years but never lost its extraordinary vitality. All of these aspects of Kipling's poetry are represented in this selection, which ranges from such well-known compositions as "Mandalay" and "If" to the less-familiar, emotionally powerful, and personal epigrams he wrote in response to the war.From the Hardcover edition.
Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Entre el viaje iniciático y la novela de aventuras, la obra maestra de Kipling es una de las grandes narraciones de todos los tiempos. «La selva tiene muchas lenguas. Yo me las sé todas.» La presente edición reúne los dos libros que conforman una de las colecciones de cuentos más famosas de la historia de la literatura: El libro de la selva y El segundo libro de la selva, que Kipling escribió para su hija. La historia de Mowgli, el niño criado por una manada de lobos, ha fascinado y encandilado a los más jóvenes (y no tan jóvenes) generación tras generación. Mowgli, el oso Baloo, la pantera Bagheera, el tigre Shere Khan, la serpiente Kaa y el lobo Akela nos han hecho soñar con un mundo exótico, lleno de maravillas y peligros, transmitiendo valores como la amistad, la lealtad, el amor y la unidad de la manada. Este tomo se abre con una magistral introducción de Kaori Nagai, profesora en la Universidad de Kent y reconocida experta en la obra de Rudyard Kipling. Como apéndice, añadimos el relato «En el rukh», del volumen Muchas fantasías (1893), que supone la primera aparición literaria de Mowgli si bien la acción se sitúa cronológicamente hacia el final del primer Libro de la selva. Salman Rushdie dijo...«Ningún otro escritor occidental ha entendido la India como Kipling.»
"My gord, Carnehan," says Daniel, "This is a tremenjus business, and we've got the whole country as far as it's worth having."Literature's most famous adventure story, this stirring tale of two happy-go-lucky British ne're-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 22 years old, the tale also features some of Rudyard 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: it is both a tragedy and a triumph.The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A courageous mongoose thwarts the evil plans of Nag and Nagaina, two big black cobras who live in the garden.
All of Kipling's well-known and well-loved poems like "Gunga Din" and "If" are here like old friends. So are the poems from all of his books and all previous collections. His most hated poems, his most imperialist and racist are here for anyone looking for an excuse to hate him. But here too are a number of truly great, insightful poems; many in the form of dramatic personae, which make it easy to understand why TS Eliot one of the greatest of modern poets, found so much to praise that he anthologized some of what he considered some of Kipling's best, adding his voice to the growing chorus demanding a reevaluation of his place in the history of British and world poetry.
From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England's greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes," and his most famous horror story, "The Mark of the Beast" (1890). This masterwork collection, edited by Stephen Jones (Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist) for the first time collects all of Kipling's fantastic fiction, ranging from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.
The book contains 3 tales and 1 play written by Kipling: Toomai of Elephants; White Seal; Mowgli's Brothers; and Tiger, Tiger !
Collection of Kipling short stories - including:<P> The Education of Otis Yeere<P> At the Pit's Mouth<P> A Wayside Comedy<P> The Hill of Illusion<P> A Second-Rate Woman<P> Only a Subaltern<P> In the Matter of a Private<P> The Enlightenment of Pagett, M.P.
The animal friends of the boy raised by wolves escort him out of the jungle to keep him safe from the tiger who seeks to kill him.
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