The Best Short Stories - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

by Rudyard Kipling, Prof. Cedric Watts, Dr. Keith Carabine

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The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range. He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity remained formidable. In this rich collection, we encounter bold realism, poignant nostalgia, dark comedy, the vividly horrific, the exuberantly fanciful and the disturbingly uncanny.

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Published
05/05/1997

Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN
9781853261794


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