The Man Who Would Be King

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The Man Who Would Be King

And Other Stories

By Rudyard Kipling; Dover Thrift Editions

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486280516, 112pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 1994

Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kipling drew upon his experiences in Anglo-Indian society for much of his fiction. This volume includes 5 of the author's best early stories: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes" and the title selection.

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."