THE JUNGLE BOOK – Complete Edition

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Rudyard Kipling's 'THE JUNGLE BOOK – Complete Edition' integrates the renowned literary classic of the first volume with its lesser-known but equally mesmerizing sequel, presenting readers with an anthology that explores the lush wilderness of the Indian subcontinent through a series of engaging fables. Steeped in rich anthropomorphism, the book's vivid storytelling and allegorical style convey profound moral teachings, reflecting the author's comprehensive understanding of the Indian jungle's social and ecological intricacies. Each tale is flanked by poignant verses that set the stage or encapsulate the narrative's essence, a testament to Kipling's narrative prowess and command over verse and prose alike. The prominence of stories like Mowgli's saga, 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', and 'Toomai of the Elephants' is further enhanced by John Lockwood Kipling's original illustrations, adding a visual depth to the enchanting textual landscape.

Rudyard Kipling's life and literary career were profoundly influenced by his formative years spent in colonial India, an experience that suffuses his writing. As a laureate of the short story genre and children's literature, as well as a Nobel Prize recipient for Literature, Kipling's works embody a 'luminous narrative gift.' His time in Vermont, away from India, evidently germinated a nostalgic creativity, propelling him to inscribe the complexities of Indian life into an accessible, timeless form. This collection not only epitomizes Kipling's narrative artistry but also serves as a cultural bridge between East and West, synthesizing myth with reality, whilst providing a romanticized yet insightful view of Indian colonial life.

'THE JUNGLE BOOK – Complete Edition' is essential reading for those who wish to delve into Kipling's imaginative world, where the wild intertwines with the humane in a dance of survival, community, and moral law. It invites both young and mature readers to traverse the heart of the jungle through its rich tapestry of stories. This edition, faithful to the original publication with added structural enhancements for eReader compatibility, ensures an immersive experience for modern audiences who seek to understand the universal truths nestled within these classic tales. Engaging, thought-provoking, and timeless, this book remains a pivotal work that continues to resonate with its exploration of the raw and beautiful symphony of life.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling, born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, British India, is a storied writer and poet best known for his works of fiction that often reflect themes of adventure, British imperialism, and the complexity of the human experience. Kipling is perhaps most famous for his collection of stories, 'The Jungle Book – Complete Edition' (1894), which has captivated readers with its vibrant narratives of the Indian jungle and the adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves. His richly imaginative tales and characters, such as Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, have cemented the work as a beloved classic in children's literature, although its depth and moral questions provide thought-provoking content for adult readers as well. Kipling's literary style is noted for its innovation in children's literature through the use of animal characters with distinct personalities. His writing is characterized by a sense of rhythm and use of vernacular, which gives it a poetic feel even in prose form. Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, the first English-language writer to receive the honor, for his outstanding contribution to literature. Besides 'The Jungle Book', Kipling authored a number of other influential works, including 'Kim' and 'Just So Stories'. Despite controversies regarding his political views, Kipling remains a significant figure in the Western literary canon. He passed away on January 18, 1936, but his stories continue to resonate with and enchant readers across the globe.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 612 Pages

Filesize: 4.4 MB

ISBN: 8596547771531