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The Jungle Books (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Rudyard Kipling had never visited the jungles of Central India, yet his descriptions have a breathtaking imaginative power; and in Mowgli, the boy who grows up among wolves, he created one of the most popular and enduring of modern literary myths. Mowgli's companions and enemies include such unforgettable creatures as Shere Khan the tiger and Bagheera the black panther; from the moment "a little naked cub" wanders into the lair of Father Wolf and Mother Wolf to the moment when the "Master of the Jungle" returns to his own people, Mowgli's adventures comprise a rich and complex fable of human life. Along with these stories are other animal tales, ranging from the simple heroism of "Rikki-tikki-tavi" to the macabre comedy of "The Undertakers." Addressed equally to the imagination and understanding of children and adults, these tales are among the finest work of a master storyteller.

Synopsis:

Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves and the wild animals of the jungle. Also includes other short stories set in India.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim—which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936

Table of Contents

The Jungle Books Introduction

Note on the Text

The Jungle Book

Preface

Mowgli's Brothers

Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack

Kaa's Hunting

Road-Song of the Bandar-Log

"Tiger-Tiger!"

Mowgli's Song

The White Seal

Lukannon

"Rikki-tikki-tavi"

Darzee's Chaunt

Toomai of the Elephants

Shiv and the Grasshopper

Servants of the Queen

Parade-Song of the Camp-Animals

The Second Jungle Book

How Fear Came

The Law of the Jungle

The Miracle of Purun Bhagat

A Song of Kabir

Letting in the Jungle

Mowgli's Song against People

The Undertakers

A Ripple Song

The King's Ankus

The Song of the Little Hunter

Quiquern

Angutivun Tina

Red Dog

Chil's Song

The Spring Running

The Outsong

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140183160
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Author:
Karlin, Daniel
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Animals -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
93-15
Publication Date:
19900201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.83 x 5.23 x 1 in 0.67 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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