From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches: Volume 2

From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches: Volume 2 : Letters of Travel

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First published in book form in 1899, and reissued here in the 1928 Macmillan edition, this two-volume collection contains a series of letters and travel reports originally written for newspapers by the young Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) on his journeys around India, Burma, China, Japan and the United States between 1887 and 1889. The 1907 Nobel Prize winner's characteristic fluid writing style is already apparent in these funny, poignant and vivid articles and short stories. Providing revealing insights into Kipling's notions of imperialism and Englishness, the works also reflect the writer's keen observational powers, and a telling intelligent self-awareness of his own cultural prejudices. Volume 2 contains the remainder of From Sea to Sea, covering the American west coast, Salt Lake City and Chicago, and describing an encounter with Mark Twain as 'a moment to be remembered.' This is followed by several short stories including The City of Dreadful Night.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139060627
  • 9781139060622

Table of contents

From Sea to Sea continued: 25. Tells how I dropped into politics and the tenderer sentiments; 26. Takes me through Bret Harte's country, and to Portland with 'Old Man California'; 27. Shows how I caught salmon in the Clackamas; 28. Takes me from Vancouver to the Yellowstone National Park; 29. Shows how Yankee Jim introduced me to Diana of the Crossways on the Banks of the Yellowstone and how a German Jew said I was no true citizen; 30. Shows how I entered Mazanderan of the Persian and saw devils of every colour, and some trooper; 31. Ends with the Canon of the Yellowstone; 32. Of the American army and the City of the Saints; 33. How I met certain people of importance between Salt Lake and Omaha; 34. Across the Great Divide, and how the Man Gring showed me the garments of the Ellewomen; 35. How I struck Chicago, and how Chicago struck me; 36. How I found peace at Musquash on the Monongahela; 37. An interview with Mark Twain; The City of Dreadful Night: 1. A real live city; 2. The reflections of a savage; 3. The council of the gods; 4. On the banks of the Hughli; 5. With the Calcutta Police; 6. The city of Dreadful Night; 7. Deeper and deeper still; 8. Concerning Lucia; Among the Railway Folk: 1. A railway settlement; 2. The shops; 3. Vulcan's Forge; The Giridih Coal-Fields: 1. On the surface; 2. In the depths; 3. The perils of the pits; In an Opium Factory; The Smith Administration: The cow-house jirga; A bazar dhulip; The hands of justice; The Serai Cabal; The story of a king; The great census; The killing of Hatim Tai; A self-made man; The vengeance of Lal Beg; Hunting a miracle; The explanation of Mir Baksh; A letter from Golam Singh; The writing of Yakub Khan; A king's ashes; The bride's progress; A district at play; What it comes to; The opinions of Gunner Barnabas.
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