The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories (2020)

The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories Rudyard Kipling The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories is a classic collection of some of the most loved short stories of Rudyard Kipling Contained here in this volume are the following short stories The Strange
  • Title: The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9781420929560
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories Rudyard Kipling The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories is a classic collection of some of the most loved short stories of Rudyard Kipling Contained here in this volume are the following short stories The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Phantom Rickshaw Gemini A Wayside Comedy At Twenty Two The Education of Otis Yeere The Hill of Illusion Dray Wara Yow Dee The Judgmen The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories is a classic collection of some of the most loved short stories of Rudyard Kipling Contained here in this volume are the following short stories The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Phantom Rickshaw Gemini A Wayside Comedy At Twenty Two The Education of Otis Yeere The Hill of Illusion Dray Wara Yow Dee The Judgment of Dungara With the Main Guard In Flood Time Only a Subaltern Baa Baa, Black Sheep At the Pit s Mouth Black Jack On the City Wall and The Man Who Would be King.
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  1. Shovelmonkey1

    I have a weird relationship with Rudyard Kipling and not in any kind of creepy, bothering the dead kind of way thank you He wrote extensively on subjects, times and places which I find fascinating It therefore stands to reason that I should love and be totally absorbed by his prolific literary output in all its formats Frankly, I m not Kim Zzzzz, that one nearly put me to sleep standing The Jungle Book Strike me down for saying this but I m giving a thumbs up to the Disney version I want to love [...]

  2. Jason Koivu

    Fantastical stories and powerful imagery Sure, technological advances have numbed us to the violence of war, but Kipling s writing loses little of its punch due to the passing time The adventurous spirit imbued in his work still thrills the soul with its wanderlust, even its foolhardy daring The images of death and dying, so sudden and stark, are horrific even today One can only imagine the impact they made on the populous back home in an age when photographs were in their infancy.

  3. Dfordoom

    Rudyard Kipling might be deeply unfashionable these days but I have a weakness for unfashionable writers He was something that is almost unimaginable these days an enormously popular writer who also won the Nobel Prize for Literature He s also the sort of writer the PC Thought Police would like to stop us from reading Kipling was one of the grand masters of the art of the short story and The Man Who Would Be King and other stories gives us five splendid examples.I ve been meaning to get round to [...]

  4. Cherie

    The best thing I can say is that I finished I listened to the audio book several times and I read almost all of them over and I still couldn t tell anyone what some of them were about A few were simply unfathomable to me Several were very exciting, but strange My goal was to get through the title story to see the movie I didn t want the movie to tell me what Kipling wrote How pathetic was that I read every word and all the mumbo jumbo too Moving onI hope Kim is better I really want to know the s [...]

  5. J. Alfred

    The Anglo Indian Kipling reminds me of what I ve eaten of Indian food you might not like it, but there s lots to choose from and, whatever you decide on, it ll be highly flavored These short stories were written when he was around 23, says the introduction They re cynical and violent and unpleasantly hero worshipping, but they re also inventive and will give you a broader perception of Empire All that said, Baa Baa Black Sheep, probably the quietest story in here, is the one that I think will st [...]

  6. Wastrel

    A peculiarly mixed collection of stories it s a collection of three smaller collections, each originally with a general theme of its own This represents almost the beginning of Kipling s career having returned to his homeland in India at the age of 16 after an abusive childhood, he became a newspaperman, and eventually started writing short stories for his papers, before publishing them in collections.In 1888, Kipling published eighty short stories in book form, of which a few dozen had previous [...]

  7. Elliott

    If you didn t already know Kipling s unwavering belief in the innate superiority of the White Man especially the Englishman over the indigenous populations of the British Empire and the view that the English presence is an unequivocal Good is ever present in his work, and colors is that racist the five short stories in this volume to greater and lesser degrees.I found nothing particularly thrilling about the psychological thriller, The Phantom Rickshaw, and, over, it is only superficially psycho [...]

  8. LunaticBookLover

    This collection of short stories had to be one of the better reads in my Literature class I enjoyed a majority of the stories, and I honestly liked how it gave me a view of colonized India from the English view point It did have a lot of racist undertones because of the time it was written, but some of the stories were good and had great themes.

  9. Chloe

    Rudyard Kipling do we love him for his well formulated stories of colonial India or despise him for his imperialist attitude and his nigh willful delusions concerning the treatment of the native peoples and the white man s burden Either way, Kipling s works provide us with a window into the world of British imperialism from the point of view of the conquerors The ideologies that justified the expansionist beliefs can often be determined clearly in the forms of stories than tracts, and the short [...]

  10. Jay Fromkin

    A brief, punchy story that John Huston made into a wonderful film with Sean Connery and Michael Caine Huston and Gladys Hill kept to the outline of Kipling s story the story is actually an outline itself , and fleshed out the characters unforgettably This is really Peachy Carnahan s story, and his telling of his and Daniel Dravot s adventures in Kafiristan northeast Afghanistan is heartbreaking, despite the con artists hubris and stupidity I suppose this is a microcosm of the British experience [...]

  11. Jason

    Some nice short stories here, the title story and The Drums of the Fore and Aft i particularity enjoyed Always interesting reading stories from different eras and opinions,

  12. Philip

    Four stars for the title story alone the rest are so so Kipling also rans But what a title story and an even better film Sean Connery, Michael Caine AND Christopher Plummer

  13. Ashley Kennedy

    I love other Kipling works The Jungle Book, Captain s Courageous, Just So Stories , but this was just not my favorite The first several stories are all on the very specific theme of British imperialists cheating on their spouses in India Then there are a few ghost stories thrown in Then there are some sad largely autobiographical stories based on Kipling s depressing childhood They re not bad per se just not as engaging as much of his other work.

  14. Mike Wigal

    It s a short little collection of stories, but of Kipling s books I ve read I liked it most Very human.

  15. Amanda Smith

    I liked some of these than others Some stories were written in dialect that was nearly impossible to understand I loved Baa Baa Black Sheep an autobiographical tale that was heartbreaking and The Man Who Would Be King, which has evidently been made into a movie with Sean Connery.

  16. Kay

    I downloaded the title story as well as two others in this Dover edition from Project Gutenberg the first things I read on my new Barnes Noble Nook e Reader Thought I d try some short stories while getting the hang of using my new device It had been years since I had seen the Michael Caine Sean Connery movie, but I still found that I remembered quite a bit of it Part of the challenge in reading The Man Who Would Be King was to not let my memories of the movie overshadow the tale although I found [...]

  17. Blablabla Aleatório

    Filho de ingleses rec m chegados ao continente asi tico, Joseph Rudyard Kipling nasceu em Bombaim, ndia, em 30 de dezembro de 1865 Logo, o garoto foi mandado Inglaterra para estudar e voltou ndia em 1882 para trabalhar em um jornal local Trabalho este que lhe propiciou observar o cotidiano da vida na ndia, juntando assim um material bruto que foi primordial para que a vida de contista tivesse in cio Em 1907, ele foi o primeiro autor ingl s a ganhar o Pr mio Nobel de Literatura Quando morreu em 1 [...]

  18. Bri Fidelity

    The usual Kipling cake mix of racism, classism, sexism, jingoism and Attempted Dialect loses this one half a star, but on the whole it s a pretty strong collection certainly better than I d been expecting, given that the last collection of his that I read was all anthropomorphised ship parts and talking polo ponies and whimsical conversations between cats and waterwheels The good ones even remind me of Saki.In addition to the famous title track, this edition a cheap as a shot, ironically Indian [...]

  19. Jeff

    Here be dragons, in the titular story of this collection, where even the lowest of English drifters can rule a less advanced people and become gods to them, if only for a short while Far from being priggish or patronizing, however, this story is redeemed by its layers and sophistication, and yet is no less entertaining because of its complexity At the centre is a rags to riches to rags story with a colonial twist, as two resourceful tramps in British India travel to mountainous, inhospitable Kaf [...]

  20. Bex

    On paper, the collection is the kind of thing I should really love the women and children are the heroes, and the men, mostly, are fairly useless However, and for no reason I can work out, it just didn t grab my attention like a lot of the things I ve been reading lately have While reading it, I could see all of its literary merit, and that it was very well written and structured I think that maybe I just didn t relate to it too well Having said that, the stories that I enjoyed the most and actu [...]

  21. Patty Marvel

    What I listened to was a collection of three short stories and two poems, so I ll discuss and rate them individually The Man Who Would Be King story You would think two clever con men could make themselves ruler of people they think themselves superior to You would be wrong If you ve read H.G Wells The Country of the Blind, you ll have and idea how and why this went very wrong Five stars out of five Danny Deever poem Soldiers are forced to watch one of their own put to death An older, experienc [...]

  22. Peter Dunn

    I have reading a lot of Kipling short story collections lately Yes there is some jarring anti semitism and white man s burden material which can t be set aside even allowing for the time , but neither should we set aside the fact this man wrote some of the finest short stories in the English language that still enthral readers over a century later I had put off reading this collection, and consumed a few other collections of his stories first, as I thought I would be skewed and polluted by the m [...]

  23. Lukas Evan

    The general public s knowledge of Kipling can probably be reduced to the Disney version of The Jungle Book and his unfortunate White Man s Burden poem, which has marred his reputation He was, perhaps, the poet of British Empire, but it s not as if his views were at all abnormal at the time That s not to justify his attitude towards imperialism and other races, but simply to put it in context And he was the first English writer to win the Nobel, so he can t be totally written off Anyway, this col [...]

  24. Raj

    I enjoyed this collection of short stories by Kipling, although they do have a lot of the chest puffing Empire stuff that people often think about when they think of Kipling, which has mostly been missing from other works of his that I ve read These stories are all set in or around India and the first half all seem to revolve around love, infidelity and boredom in Simla, the summer capital of the Raj That said, there are some crackers in the collection, from the title story of two men who try to [...]

  25. Stacey

    This is my first time reading anything short stories by Kipling I find this collection of life in last 19th century India and the Brits living there The footnotes gave me background info about that time and place was informative There were a couple stories that I had a hard time following because some of the characters spoke in a dialect that I m not familiar with In this analogy, I love Baa Baa, Black Sheep Kipling s childhood had some painful moments but he experienced some good stuff I find i [...]

  26. Wayne

    My 1994 Wordsworth edition contained 14 stories.Stories of such variation for this reader and consequently such variation in my reactions too, spanning the 5 star spectrum plus Perhaps some notes from the publisher would have been enlightening, especially for the stories set in India Perhaps some of the Indian words and customs of the British in India were common knowledge But too often I was left hanging.Perhaps some of these stories have dated and receive limited understanding now.Others had a [...]

  27. Jim

    I m told that Kipling is out of fashion these days, but he was, and is, something else Standing for and writing about a bygone age, his heart was always with the working class English foot soldiers of the Raj, and this short story allows two of them to follow an odd path to a near obscure glory in the wilds of Afghanistan This was made into a cracking film with Sean Connery and Michael Caine, which filled in a lot of the colour that this book misses out in its brevity The story is a good one tho [...]

  28. Lee Ann

    I had the read the title story for class It was pretty interesting, I suppose But even with the explanatory notes, there were still many words and references I didn t understand That s no fault of Kipling s, of course, but my own and perhaps my professor s for not explaining some things beforehand I liked the single unnamed female character who bit at Dravot s neck when he tried to force her to marry him Heh heh Girl power.Anyway, I don t think we have to read the rest of the stories in here, th [...]

  29. Rania M.

    4.5 stars I have only read the title story, The Man Who Would Be King , and what a an amazing story that was The whole setting and adventure were fascinating, I was intrigued by the countries where the action took place the oriental and exotic feeling of the scenery conveyed masterly by Kipling in such a short novella grabbed me and immersed me in the atmosphee of the exploit I have always loved adventure books and this particular one, although compact, has definitely become one of my favorites. [...]

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