The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling: Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling (Penguin Classics)

The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling: Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling (Penguin Classics)

Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. This new selection brings together the best of his short writings, following the development of his work over fifty years. They take us from the harsh, cruel, vividly realized world of the ‘Indian’ stories that made his name, through the experimental modernism of his middle period to the highly-wrought subtleties of his later pieces. Including the tale of insanity and empire, ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, the high-spirited ‘The Village that Voted the Earth Was Flat’, the fable of childhood cruelty and revenge ‘Baa Baa, Black Sheep’, the menacing psychological study ‘Mary Postgate’ and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in ‘The Gardener’, here are stories of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness and murder.Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. This new selection brings together the best of his short writings, following the development of his work over fifty years. They take us from the harsh, cruel, vividly realized world of the ‘Indian’ stories that made his name, through the experimental modernism of his middle period to the highly-wrought subtleties of his later pieces. Including the tale of insanity and empire, ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, the high-spirited ‘The Village that Voted the Earth Was Flat’, the fable of childhood cruelty and revenge ‘Baa Baa, Black Sheep’, the menacing psychological study ‘Mary Postgate’ and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in ‘The Gardener’, here are stories of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness and murder.

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The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose (Penguin Classics)

The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose (Penguin Classics)

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Selection includes “The Portrait of Mr W.H.”, Wilde’s defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from “Intentions” (1891): “The Decay of Lying”, “Pen, Pencil, Poison”, and “The Critic as Artist”. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.

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The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories (Penguin Classics)

The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories (Penguin Classics)

Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. Written over a period of five years, from 1885 to 1888, the seventeen stories in this collection offer a wry, vivid, and captivating glimpse of the development of Kipling’s oeuvre over fifty years: the harsh, cruel realism that marks his most memorable works, the experimental modernism of his middle period, and the highly wrought subtleties of his later pieces. “The Man Who Would Be King” is a far- fetched adventure that serves as a parable of colonialism, while other stories feature tales of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness, and murder.

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