The Man Who Would be King

The Man Who Would be King : and Other Stories

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Arranged in the order of their original publication and written during Kipling's time as a journalist in India, these seventeen short stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the Indian caste system on society. Along with the title piece, the volume includes "Gemini," "A Wayside Comedy," "The Hill of Illusion," "Only a Subaltern," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Black Jack," and others.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192836293
  • 9780192836298
  • 1,986,474

Table of contents

Includes: The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Phantom Rickshaw; The Hill of Illusion; Dray Wara Yow Dee; With the Main Guard; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; At the Pit's Mouth; On the City Wallshow more

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"An excellent collection with particularly thorough notes."--Professor M. Mackey, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento"A lovely little book."--James Dahl, West Georgia College "An excellent collection with particularly thorough notes."--Professor M. Mackey, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento "A lovely little book."--James Dahl, West Georgia College "An excellent collection with particularly thorough notes."--Professor M. Mackey, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento "A lovely little book."--James Dahl, West Georgia College "An excellent collection with particularly thorough notes."--Professor M. Mackey, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento"A lovely little book."--James Dahl, West Georgia Collegeshow more

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