He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity remained formidable. In this rich collection, we encounter bold realism, poignant nostalgia, dark comedy, the vividly horrific, the exuberantly fanciful and the disturbingly uncanny.

With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 

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ISBN/EAN 9781853261794
Author Rudyard Kipling
Publisher Wordsworth
Publication date 5 May 1997
Format Paperback
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Rudyard Kipling: The Best Short Stories (Wordsworth Edition)

The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range.

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