black , blue & gilt illustrated (british soldier on spine) cloth hardbound 8vos. 2 volume set. fine cond. clean inside & out. nice copies. book club edition (doesn’t say so but it is). dustwrappers in vg cond with tiny hole in spine of V.1 which is also missing thin strip at spine top, scratchy spots from old stickers on each. both in protective clear plastic brodart covers. not price clipped (no prices). 2 volume set each with deckled foredge (looks "hand cut")~ as follows. Vol.1~full color illustrated frontis. & title pg. ix+531p. intro. by Beechcroft. b&w illustrations.contains=Kim (unabridged I believe). The Jungle Book. Just So Stories. Puck Of Pook Hill. /Vol.2~ full color illustrated frontis. & title pg. v+505p.contains=Stories.Something Of Myself . Poems. (fuzzy wuzzy. gunga din. the vampire. the last of the light brigade. mandalay. the ballad of the east and west. if. the white man's burden. delilah.the gipsy trail. the lost legion. the 'eathen. the mark of the beast. namgay doolah. moti cuj. the rout of the white hussars. the phantom rickshaw. nice usable set. world literature. poetry. english literature. british empire. the raj. ~ In 1899 a young man left India for England with a sheaf of ballads and stories to sell. One year later Kipling had more than eighty of his works published, and a writer of sparkling talent emerged almost overnight into a full~blown literary success. The finest examples of Rudyard Kipling's works appear in this two~volume collection. Here is a sample of all his varied talents, chosen to convey his power and range. One of his four full~length books included in this first volume is the immortal Kim, considered by many to be his masterpiece. Kipling has captured all the vibrant excitement of life in India in this story of the old lama and his precocious disciple. Puck of Pook's Hill recounts Dan's and Una's adventures with Puck, "the oldest Old Thing." Told with whimsical reality, the nearly forgotten history and spirit of old England come to life again. The Leopard who changed his spots, the Yellow~Dog Dingo, and the Camel who got his hump are some of the delightful characters in the Just So Stories, and the author's magic gift for making animals talk convincingly is part of their unique charm. Mowgli, the "Wolf~Boy"; the murderous tiger, Shere Khan; and Kaa, the wise and terrible python, are a few of the inhabitants of the Jungle Book, and no other writer has ever been able to duplicate Kipling's persuasive genius for describing the lush, steaming world of the jungle. Volume 2 contains Kipling's short stories, poems, and his revealing autobiography. Something of Myself, the last piece he wrote which he intended for publication. Among his stories are such perennial favorites as "The Phantom 'Rickshaw," "The Man Who Would Be King," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy," and "The Mark of the Beast." Added to these old friends are some that are not so well known but reflect another phase of Kipling's brilliant artistry. These carefully selected works will serve as an ideal introduction for the rare few who are unacquainted with this great master of storytelling, and it will renew the affection and delight of those readers who come happily back to well~ remembered treasures. You will find such famous stories as "A Bank Fraud" . "The Daughter of the Regiment" . "The Phantom 'Rickshaw" . "My Own True Ghost Story" "The Man Who Would Be King" "The Wreck of the Visigoth" "Wee Willie Winkie" . "The House Surgeon" "The Finest Story in the World" . "The Mark of the Beast" . "The Return of Imray" . "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat" . "The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney" . "Rikki Tikki Tavi" and many others. Kipling's verse is what most enthusiasts know by heart. Included in this selection of Kipling's poems are Danny Deever"."Gunga Din " "Fuzzy Wuzzy "Mandalay" "If" "The Ballad of East And West" "The Puzzler" "The Liner She's a Lady" . "Back to the Army Again ."Boots". "Female of the Species" "The. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: KIPLING; A SELECTION OF HIS STORIES AND ...
Publisher: NY. 1956. Doubleday.
Book Condition: Fine
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