The man who would be king

The man who would be king

by Rudyard Kipling

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078701716
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/24/2019
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work

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The Man Who Would Be King 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Rachel Ashcraft More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable short story. This was my first forray into kipling and i think i will be reading more of his work in the future. I read this after hearing about the movie. The movie closely follows the plot of this short story and i was suprised by the depth contained in this 30 page novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing short story
mrtall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story of two English adventurers determined to raise themselves into rulers in trackless Afghanistan is vintage Kipling. It's deadly serious, yet playful and ironic; detailed, yet broad in scope; fanciful, yet strangely plausible. His characters leap off the page, demonstrated vividly in here. The Man Who Would Be King is freely available at Project Guttenberg, and is an excellent point of entry for Kipling's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Kipling recently. His Jungle Book was good so I bought "The Man who would be King" on Nook Book. This short story is okay, but very short! I would recommend renting the movie that was made from it instead. Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer are great in the movie and the screen play makes Kipling's story very entertaining!
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Slightly bent over with long flowing leaves that reach down to the ground and surrounding a small circle with a curtain. Inside is a flat rock and a small stream filled with fish.
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salemfan More than 1 year ago
too man digital artifacts, making it difficult to read - imporrible on some pages to make it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CRAP!