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ISBN: 0140183124 / ISBN-13: 9780140183122

Plain Tales from the Hills


"Plain Tales from the Hills", Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, established his reputation and brought India to the British ... Show synopsis

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  • Plain Tales from the Hills (Penguin Books) – Mass-market paperback (1991)
    by Rudyard Kipling, Henry Woudhuysen (Editor), David Trotter (Notes by)

    Plain Tales from the Hills

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0140183124
    ISBN-13: 9780140183122

    Originally written for the "Lahore Civil and Military Gazette", the stories were intended for a provincial readership familiar with the pleasures and miseries of colonial life. For the subsequent English edition, Kipling revised the tales so as to recreate as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for those at home. Yet far from being a celebration of Empire, Kipling's stories tell of 'heat and bewilderment and wasted effort and broken faith'. He writes brilliantly and hauntingly about the barriers between the ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Sharp but kind - Kipling still shines

by dorisgwynne on May 14, 2007

This collection of short stories was written at the end of the 19th century - I loved it as a teenager just after WWII abd it is just as entertaining now. Kipling's style is clear, sparkling and simple, not at all long winded. The pictures he paints of social life in India in the hey day of the British ... More

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