Plain Tales from the Hills: 40+ Short Stories Collection (The Tales of Life in British India)

In the Pride of His Youth, Tods' Amendment, The Other Man, Lispeth, Kidnapped, Cupid's Arrows, A Bank Fraud, Consequences, Thrown Away, Watches of the Night...

Rudyard Kipling

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Plain Tales from the Hills: 40+ Short Stories Collection (The Tales of Life in British India)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

Plain Tales from the Hills is the Kipling's first collection of short stories, the tales about India and more noticeably about the British in India. The title refers, by way of a pun on "Plain" as the reverse of "Hills", to the deceptively simple narrative style; and to the fact that many of the stories are set in the Hill Station of Simla-the "summer capital of the British Raj" during the hot weather. The tales include the first appearances, in book form, of Mrs. Hauksbee, the policeman Strickland, and the Soldiers Three (Privates Mulvaney, Ortheris and Learoyd).

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. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Contents:

Lispeth

Three and-an Extra

Thrown Away

Miss Youghal's Sais

'Yoked with an Unbeliever'

False Dawn

The Rescue of Pluffles

Cupid's Arrows

The Three Musketeers

His Chance in Life

Watches of the Night

The Other Man

Consequences

The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin

The Taking of Lungtungpen

A Germ-Destroyer

Kidnapped

The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly

In the House of Suddhoo

His Wedded Wife

The Broken Link Handicap

Beyond the Pale

In Error

A Bank Fraud

Tods' Amendment

The Daughter of the Regiment

In the Pride of His Youth

Pig

The Rout of the White Hussars

The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case

Venus Annodomini

The Bisara of Pooree

A Friend's Friend

The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows

The Madness of Private Ortheris

The Story of Muhammad Din

On the Strength of a Likeness

Wressley of the Foreign Office

By Word of Mouth

To be Filed for Reference

Haunted Subalterns

Bitters Neat

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Seitenzahl 250 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 27.08.2015
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9788026843856
Verlag E-artnow
Dateigröße 1228 KB
Verkaufsrang 114853

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