Dover Thrift Editions
Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling set his final and most famous novel in India, where an Irish orphan becomes the disciple of a Tibetan monk while learning espionage tactics from the British secret service. A terrific choice for Kipling fans and lovers of exotic tales of adventure.
Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is best remembered for children's tales such as The Jungle Book as well as his poetry and stories about British soldiers in India, which include "Gunga Din" and The Man Who Would Be King. Kipling was enormously popular at the turn of the 20th century but his reputation declined with the change in attitude toward British imperialism. In recent years Kipling's works have found new acclaim as a vibrant source of literary and cultural history.