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The Jungle Books

The Jungle Books

With Over 55 Original Paintings and Illustrations (Aziloth Books)

by Rudyard Kipling
Paperback
Publication Date: 08/09/2014
RRP  $22.00 $21.75
Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865 and spent his early years reveling in the country's exotic delights. At five he was sent to school in England, and did not returned until 1882, when he worked as a reporter on the Civil and Military Gazette. A prolific writer, he soon became famous for a prodigious range of tales and poems, from the high adventure of The Man Who Would Be King, through the gritty doggerel of Barrack Room Ballads to charming children's story such as Puck of Pook's Hill and, perhaps his most celebrated offering, The Jungle Book. Although it includes such famous tales as 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' The Jungle Book's true hero is Mowgli, a young boy raised with wolves, and hunted by the evil tiger Shere Khan. All is well until the realization dawns in Mowgli that he is human - knowledge he tries to repress as he is appalled by humankind's greed and destructiveness. Through a series of perils and adventures, Mowgli gradually comes to terms with the animal and human facets of his life. Like all good children's stories, these tales have a depth of allegory and symbolism that allows them to be enjoyed by adults as well as children.This edition includes The Second Jungle Book (hence the title: The Jungle Books) and completes the story of Mowgli.
It is a work that can be read throughout a lifetime - one that will bring pleasure and further insights at each reading.
ISBN:
9781909735613
9781909735613
Category:
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
08-09-2014
Publisher:
Aziloth Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
258
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x14mm
Weight:
0.35kg
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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