The Man Who Would Be King

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The Man Who Would Be King

And Other Stories

By Rudyard Kipling

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486280516, 112pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 1994


Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, Rudyard Kipling (1865 1936) drew upon his experiences in Anglo-Indian Society for much of his writing. This volume presents five of Kipling's best early stories, including "The Phantom Rickshaw," a psychological thriller; "Wee Willie Winkie," a delightful display of love for children; "Without Benefit of Clergy," the poignant story of an Englishmen's affair with an Islamic woman; "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes"; and the celebrated title story.

About the Author
Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling (1865 1936) is best remembered for children's tales such as The Jungle Book as well as his poetry and stories about British soldiers in India, which include "Gunga Din" and The Man Who Would Be King. Kipling was enormously popular at the turn of the 20th century but his reputation declined with the change in attitude toward British imperialism. In recent years Kipling's works have found new acclaim as a vibrant source of literary and cultural history."