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The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first six years of his childhood there. After about ten years in England, he went back to India and worked there for about six-and-a-half years. These stories were written when Kipling lived in Vermont. There is evidence that it was written for his daughter Josephine, who died in 1899 aged six, after a rare first edition of the book with a poignant handwritten note by the author to his young daughter was discovered at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire in 2010. The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another.
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children.
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Book Description Macmillan. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0333327942I4N10
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Book Description Macmillan, 1985. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Kipling, J. Lockwood; Rake, W. H. (illustrator). No Inscriptions. Item Type: Book. Illustrator: Kipling, J. Lockwood; Rake, W. H. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0333327942. ISBN/EAN: 9780333327944. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 019825. Seller Inventory # 019825
Book Description Macmillan, London, England, 1983. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Kipling, J Lockwood and Drake, W H (illustrator). A thrilling adventure, teeming with ferocious and exotic wild beasts, set in the lush green jungles of India. Mowgli, lost as an infant 'man cub' deep in the jungle, is reared by Akela the Wolf as one of her own. Stalked by Shere Khan, the villainous Bengal tiger, Mowgli runs with the wolf pack under the protection of Bagheera, the gruff but wise Panther, and Baloo the Bear, who teaches him the animal code of behaviour known as the Law of the Jungle. In a series of fantastic adventures, Mowgli survives the threats of both man and beast with his fast thinking and strength.Illustrations by J.Lockwood Kipling and W.H.Drake. 277 pages. Seller Inventory # 003071
Book Description Macmillan, London England, 1983. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. J. Lockwood Kipling and W. H. Drake (illustrator). Reprint. Paperback. In this book Kipling has drawn on his deep knowledge of India and the people and animals of the jungle to tell stories that have delighted innumerable readers. The best known are those about Mowgli, the wolf boy and the animals who live in the jungle with him: Akela the lone wold, Bagheera the black panther, Baloo the brown bear, and many maore. But there are also tales of seals in the distant Bering strait, and of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose with a way with snakes. There is also a fine study of the baggage animals that constitute 'Her Majest's Servants'. Illustrated. 277 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 086326