Synopses & Reviews
Arranged in the order of their original publication and written during Kipling's time as a journalist in India, these seventeen short stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the Indian caste system on society. Along with the title piece, the volume includes "Gemini," "A Wayside Comedy," "The Hill of Illusion," "Only a Subaltern," "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "Black Jack," and others.
"An excellent collection with particularly thorough notes."--Professor M. Mackey, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento
"A lovely little book."--James Dahl, West Georgia College
Simon Forman (1552-1611) is one of London's most infamous astrologers. Whilst he was consulted thousands of times a year for medical and other questions he stood apart from the medical elite as he boldly asserted medical ideas that were at odds with most learned physicians. In this fascinating
book, Lauren Kassell vividly recovers the world of medicine and magic in Elizabethan London.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xl]-xlii).