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Plain Tales from the Hills

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Zusatztext By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Informationen zum Autor Rudyard Kipling  (1865–1936) was born in Bombay. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing  Schoolboy Lyrics  in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote  The Jungle Books ,  Just So Stories , and  Kim —which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Jan Montefiore  (series editor) is a professor of twentieth-century English literature at the University of Kent. She is the author of  Men and Women Writers of the 1930s  (1996);  Arguments of Heart and Mind: Selected Essays 1977–2000  (2002);  Feminism and Poetry  (3rd edition, 2004); and  Rudyard Kipling  (2007).  Kaori Nagai (editor/introducer) is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Kent and author of  Empire of Analogies  (2006) and  Imperial Beast Fables  (2020). Klappentext Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, which established his reputation and brought India to the British imagination A Penguin Classic Including the stories "Lispeth," "Beyond the Pale," and "In the Pride of His Youth," this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities, creating a rich portrait of Anglo-Indian society. Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were later revised by him to re-create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for readers at home. Far from being a celebration of empire, these stories explore the barriers between races, classes and sexes, and convey all the tensions and contradictions of colonial life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Zusammenfassung Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, which established his reputation and brought India to the British imagination A Penguin Classic Including the stories “Lispeth,” “Beyond the Pale,” and “In the Pride of His Youth,” this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities, creating a rich portrait of Anglo-Indian society. Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were later revised by him to re-create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for readers at home. Far from being a celebration of empire, these stories explore the barriers between races, classes and sexes, and convey all the tensions and contradictions of colonial life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritativ...

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Authors Rudyard Kipling, Jan Montefiore, Kaori Nagai
Assisted by Jan Montefiore (Editor), Kaori Nagai (Editor)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 03.03.2011
 
EAN 9780141442396
ISBN 978-0-14-144239-6
No. of pages 336
Dimensions 132 mm x 198 mm x 20 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Penguin Classics
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

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