The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling: pt. 2. From sea to sea

C. Scribner's Sons

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C. Scribner's Sons
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Dec 31, 1916
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584
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Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling is a paramount literary figure, having created an impressive corpus of work as varied as treasured children’s classics, compelling novels, beautiful poetry and critical non-fiction war writings. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Kipling’s works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5)

Features:
* the most complete collection possible due to US copyright restrictions
* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works
* illustrated with images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* ALL the novels and each with their own contents table
* THE JUNGLE BOOK and other popular collections are fully illustrated
* all of the short stories, with excellent formatting, and contents tables
* rare short story collections like ABAFT THE FUNNEL – first time in digital print
* includes all of Kipling’s non-fiction war writings – spend hours exploring Kipling’s studies of World War I – many available in no other collection
* EVEN includes Kipling’s poetry with special contents table – find that special poem quickly!
* the rare history textbook Kipling contributed to for schools
* the fully illustrated war text THE GRAVES OF THE FALLEN which Kipling was commissioned to write by the British Government
* packed full of images relating to Kipling’s life, works, places and film adaptations
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Kipling’s immense oeuvre
* UPDATED with improved KIM text and formatting

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE LIGHT THAT FAILED
THE NAULAHKA, A STORY OF WEST AND EAST
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
KIM

The Shorter Fiction
THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT
QUARTETTE
PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS
SOLDIERS THREE AND OTHER STORIES
UNDER THE DEODARS
THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW AND OTHER EERIE TALES
WEE WILLIE WINKIE AND OTHER CHILD STORIES
LIFE'S HANDICAP
MANY INVENTIONS
THE JUNGLE BOOK
THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK
THE DAY'S WORK
STALKY & CO.
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN
TRAFFICS AND DISCOVERIES
PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
ABAFT THE FUNNEL
REWARDS AND FAIRIES
A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES

The Short Stories
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES

The Travel Writing
FROM SEA TO SEA – LETTERS OF TRAVEL: 1887-1889
AMERICAN NOTES
LETTERS OF TRAVEL: 1892-1913
SOUVENIRS OF FRANCE
BRAZILIAN SKETCHES

The Poetry
LIST OF THE COMPLETE POETRY

The Non-Fiction
A FLEET IN BEING
A HISTORY OF ENGLAND
THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING
FRANCE AT WAR
THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET
SEA WARFARE
THE WAR IN THE MOUNTAINS
THE GRAVES OF THE FALLEN
THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR
THE EYES OF ASIA
HOW SHAKSPERE CAME TO WRITE THE ‘TEMPEST’

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Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first six years of his childhood there. After about ten years in England, he went back to India and worked there for about six-and-a-half years.

These stories were written when Kipling lived in Vermont. There is evidence that it was written for his daughter Josephine, who died in 1899 aged six, after a rare first edition of the book with a poignant handwritten note by the author to his young daughter was discovered at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire in 2010.


The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another.



Characters:
Akela – An Indian Wolf
Bagheera – A melanistic (black) panther
Baloo— A Sloth Bear
Bandar-log – A tribe of monkeys
Chil – A kite (renamed "Rann" in US editions)
Chuchundra – A Muskrat
Darzee – A tailorbird
Father Wolf – The Father Wolf who raised Mowgli as his own cub
Grey brother – One of Mother and Father Wolf's cubs
Hathi – An Indian Elephant
Ikki – An Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine (mentioned only)
Kaa – Indian Python
Karait – Common Krait
Kotick – A White Seal
Mang – A Bat
Mor – An Indian Peafowl
Mowgli – Main character, the young jungle boy
Nag – A male Black cobra
Nagaina – A female King cobra, Nag's mate
Raksha – The Mother wolf who raised Mowgli as own cub
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi – An Indian Mongoose
Sea Catch – A Northern fur seal and Kotick's father
Sea Cow – A Steller's Sea Cow
Sea Vitch – A Walrus
Shere Khan— A Royal Bengal Tiger
Tabaqui – An Indian Jackal

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