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Riassunto: [Read by Fred Williams]
This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when he was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation. The title story, ''The Man Who Would Be King,'' tells of two British vagabonds who set off to establish a small kingdom among primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan.
From Hauksbee's Simla drawing room to Mulvaney's barracks cot and the wild hills of Kafiristan, Kipling re-creates the India he knew in stories by turns ironic and sentimental, compassionate and bitter, displaying the brilliance that has captivated readers for over a century.
The 17 Stories included here are:
*The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, *The Phantom Rickshaw, *Gemini, *A Wayside Comedy, *At Twenty-Two, *The Education of Otis Yeere, *The Hill of Illusion, *Dray Wara Yow Dee, *The Judgment of Dungara, *With the Main Guard, *In Flood Time, *Only a Subaltern, *Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, *At the Pit's Mouth, *Black Jack, *On the City Wall, and *The Man Who Would Be King.
[ *The story ''The Man Who Would Be King'' was made into a feature film of the same name in 1975, starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Christopher Plummer]
Dal retro di copertina: 'The Man Who Would be King' is the story of two British vagabonds who set off to establish a small kingdom among primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan. Only one of the men returns, and his condition is so bad that the newspaperman-narrator barely recognizes him.This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. The stories include: 'The Phantom Rickshaw, ' 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep, ' 'At the Pit's Mouth, ' 'A Wayside Comedy, ' 'Gemini, ' 'The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, ' 'At Twenty-Two, ' and 'With the Main Guard.'Audiobook read by Fred Williams.
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Descrizione libro Blackstone Audio Inc, 2012. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.80x1.50x5.20 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1455166065