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The Man Who Would Be King

By: Rudyard Kipling
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Man Who Would Be King" is a captivating novella written by Rudyard Kipling, the renowned British author. Published in 1888, the story follows the adventures of two ex-British soldiers, Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan, as they set out on a daring quest to become kings of Kafiristan, a remote region in Afghanistan. The novel showcases Kipling's mastery of storytelling, vivid descriptions, and rich character development. The narrative presents a thought-provoking examination of imperialism and its impact on both the colonizers and the colonized. Kipling delves into questions of identity and the inherent flaws of human ambition, ultimately questioning the price one must pay for attempting to transcend one's station. With its compelling plot, evocative imagery, and profound themes, "The Man Who Would Be King" remains a powerful exploration of human nature and the consequences of unchecked ambition, solidifying Kipling's status as a literary master.

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Rudyard Kipling

English novelist, short-story author, poet, and journalist Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was also a journalist. He was born in British India, which greatly influenced his creative output. He is regarded as a pioneer in the field of short story writing. His children's books are classics, and one reviewer called them "gifts of narrative that are versatile and luminous." In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kipling was one of the most well-liked authors in the UK. According to Henry James, "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, becoming the first English-language author to do so and the prize's youngest recipient ever at age 41. After that, Kipling's fame evolved along with the political and social context of the time. He was the subject of conflicting opinions for the majority of the 20th century.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 34 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358592036
  • ISBN-13: 9789358592030
  • Item Weight: 40.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.42 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics,Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Action & Adventure