The Complete Novels of Rudyard Kipling

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"Stalky & Co." is a novel about adolescent boys at a British boarding school. Reflecting its origins, the novel is episodic in nature, with self-contained chapters. It is set at an unnamed school referred to as the College or the Coll., which is based on the United Services College in Devon, which Kipling attended. The character Beetle, one of the main trio, is partly based on Kipling himself, while the charismatic character Stalky is based on Lionel Dunsterville, M'Turk is based on George Charles Beresford and Mr King is based on William Carr Crofts._x000D_ "Kim" is and adventure novel about the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore._x000D_ "Captains Courageous" follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman in the north Atlantic. _x000D_ "The Light That Failed" is a psychological novel. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. The Light that Failed follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter who goes blind. _x000D_ "Naulahka: A Story of East and West", is an adventure novels, the story of a priceless Indian jewel._x000D_ 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.

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Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was a British author and poet, born in India, who became one of the most popular writers in the English language at the turn of the 20th century. Kipling's work spans a variety of genres, including novels, poetry, and short stories, often focusing on themes of British imperialism and exploring the experiences of British soldiers in India. His narrative style is characterized by its vividness, adventure, and deep understanding of human nature, while often infusing his stories with elements of folklore and fantasy.

Kipling's literary career was marked by numerous notable works, but his novels stand out, as collected in 'The Complete Novels of Rudyard Kipling'. This selection includes classics such as 'The Jungle Book', a collection that showcases Kipling's imaginative storytelling prowess, and 'Kim', a novel that highlights his nuanced portrayal of colonial India. Kipling's writing was critically acclaimed, earning him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, making him the first English-language writer to receive the award. His contributions to literature have left an indelible mark on the literary world, and his stories continue to be appreciated by readers of all ages for their rich storytelling and depiction of complex moral dilemmas.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 880 Seiten

Größe: 3,3 MB

ISBN: 8596547007456