Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, the Just So Stories, Kim, and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King"; and his poems include "Mandalay", "Gunga Din", "The Gods of the Copybook Headings", "The White Man's Burden", and "If—". He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.
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Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of an orphaned boy, a lama on a powerful quest, and two imperialist nations butting heads over one magical country

Set in the former Lahore, India, against the backdrop of an imperialist war between Russia and Great Britain, Kim is the coming-of-age story of Kimball O’Hara, a low-caste orphan boy roaming the streets with a “magic” talisman around his neck. The pendant contains three magic parchments sewn into a leather amulet case—papers that could whisk him away from the world he knows and trusts.
 
One afternoon, Kim takes pity on an elderly lama who declares he is searching for wisdom and enlightenment at the River of the Arrow, and becomes the old man’s guide, savior, and friend. Together, the odd pair travels the Grand Trunk Road, dodging cutpurses and road agents until the “Little Friend of all the World” becomes a little disciple to the wise old lama. But when Kim’s father’s old regimental chaplain runs into the lama and his young chela on their travels, a big change threatens to disrupt the friends’ plans to find enlightenment and happiness on their shared quest.
 
Widely considered to be Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece, Kim combines sweeping adventure with a brilliant coming-of-age story. Part children’s tale, part spy thriller, part examination of the twilight of the Victorian empire, Kim is a classic page-turner.
 
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier’s Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier’s Three - Part II The Phantom ‘Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life’s Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day’s Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook’s Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Other Poems Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 – 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the ‘Tempest’ Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
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THE FOUR-FIFTEEN EXPRESS, by Amelia B. Edwards
THREE SPANISH LADIES, by Walter E Marconette
BRICKETT BOTTOM, by Amyas Northcote
ACROSS THE GULF, by Henry S. Whitehead
THE NIGHT CALL, by Henry van Dyke
HIS UNQUIET GHOST, by Mary Noailles Murfree
THE DREAM-GOWN OF THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, by Brander Matthews
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR, by Lillian B. Hunt
HIS DAY BACK, by Jack Brant
MY OWN TRUE GHOST STORY, by Rudyard Kipling
THE LONG CHAMBER, by Olivia Howard Dunbar
THE PAST, by Ellen Glasgow
MISS TEMPY'S WATCHERS, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN, by Charles Dickens
THE BULLY OF BROCAS COURT, by Arthur Conan Doyle
THE SPIRAL STONE, by Arthur Willis Colton
THE GHOST OF THE BLUE CHAMBER, by Jerome K. Jerome
THE MINIATURE, by J. Y. Akerman
TO LET, by B. M. Croker
THE FOREIGNER, by Sarah Orne Jewett
THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES, by E. G. Swain
THEY THAT MOURN, by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins
GREEN BRANCHES, by Fiona Macleod
THE WERE-WOLF, by H. B. Marryatt
THE GHOST AT POINT OF ROCKS, by Frank H. Spearman

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Complete Poetry of Rudyard Kipling” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Contents: Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Other Poems: A Boy Scouts' Patrol Song A Child's Garden A Counting-Out Song A Departure A Legend of the Foreign Office A Legend of Truth A Pageant of Elizabeth A Preface A Rector's Memory A Song in the Desert A Song of Bananas A Song of French Roads A Song of the White Men A Translation Akbar's Bridge Alnaschar and the Oxen Arterial At His Execution Azrael's Count "Back To the Army Again" Banquet Night "Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm" Big Steamers Bobs Brown Bess Cain and Abel Carmen Circulare Cells Chartres Windows "Cleared" Contradictions Covenent Dane-Geld Danny Deever Dinah in Heaven Doctors Edgehill Fight Evarra And His Gods "Farewell and adieu..." Fastness Four-Feet Fox-Hunting "Fuzzy-Wuzzy" Gentlmen-Rankers Gertrude's Prayer Giffen's Debt Gipsy Vans Great-Heart Half-Ballade of Waterval "Helen all Alone" His Apologies Hymn of Breaking Strain Hymn to Physical Pain "I Keep Six Honest..." If In Springtime In the Matter of One Compass In the Neolithic Age James I Jane's Marriage Kitchener's School Lady Geraldine's Hardship "Late Came the God" L'Envoi to "Life's Handicap" Lollius London Stone Macdonough's Song Memories Mine Sweepers Mowgli's Song My Father's Chair "My New-Cut Ashler" Neighbours Norman and Saxon One Viceroy Resigns Oonts Our Lady of the Sackcloth Pan in Vermont Philadelphia Poseidon's Low "Poison of Asps" Prelude Public Waste Rahere Rebirth Seal Lullaby Sepulchral Seven Watchmen Shillin' a Day "Soldier an' Sailor Too" Songs of Seventy Horses Song of the Dynamo Song of the Galley-Slaves Stellenbosch "Such as in Ships" Supplication of the Black Aberdeen The Absent-Minded Beggar….
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