Rudyard Kipling: Stories and Poems

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Rudyard Kipling is a supreme master of the short story in English and a poet of brilliant gifts. His energy and inventiveness poured themselves into every kind of tale, from the bleakest of fables to the richest of comedies, and he illuminated every aspect of human behaviour, of which he was a fascinated (and sometimes appalled) observer. This generous selection of stories and poems, first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, covers the full range of Kipling's career from the youthful volumes that brought him fame as the chronicler of British India, to the bittersweet fruits of age and bereavement in the aftermath of the First World War. It includes stories such as 'The Man who would be King', 'Mrs Bathurst', and 'Mary Postgate', and poems from Barrack-Room Ballads and other collections.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages752
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-872343-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameOxford World's Classics
PublisherOxford University Press

Bibliographical note

Previously published in 1999 in Oxford Authors series. Re-issued with updated bibliography.


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