The Jungle Book: Popular Penguins

The Jungle Book: Popular Penguins

by Rudyard Kipling

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/06/2010

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Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as Bagheera, the graceful black panther, and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. A rich and complex fable of human life, Kipling's enduring classic dazzles the imagination with its astonishing descriptive powers and lively sense of adventure.
ISBN:
9780141333427
9780141333427
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-06-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
180x114x14mm
Weight:
0.14kg
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year.

They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous.

He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.

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