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I bought this book to recall the halcyon days of my secondary schooling in the years 1957 - 61. Then the book was an assigned text for all students in English in New Zealand. The language and the concepts were then frankly beyond the comprehension of 15 year olds. As I grew older, I became ... Read review
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Plain Tales from the Hills (Oxford World's Classics) - Rudyard Kipling

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This was Kipling's first published volume of fiction. The stories with their brevity and ... more

concentration of effect are a landmark in the
history of the short story.

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Plain Tales from the Hills (Penguin Classics) - Rudyard Kipling

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Plain Tales from the Hills, Rudyard Kipling's first collection of short stories, ... more

established his reputation and brought India to
the British imagination. Including the stories
"Lispeth", "Beyond the Pale" and "In the Pride of
His Youth", they tell of soldiers, wise children,
exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities,
creating a rich portrait of Anglo-Indian society.
Originally published for a newspaper in Lahore
when Kipling was a journalist, the tales were
later revised by him to re-create as vividly as
possible the sights and smells of India for
readers at home. Far from being a celebration of
empire, these stories explore the barriers between
races, classes and sexes, and convey all the
tensions and contradictions of colonial life.

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Pages: 348, Hardcover, BiblioLife

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Plain Tales from the Hills (CSA Word Classics) - Rudyard Kipling

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a good book

Advantagesa nice book, interesting one .

Disadvantagesnot anything as such. may be small kids may not understand.

"I bought this book to recall the halcyon days of my secondary schooling in the years 1957 - 61. Then the book was an assigned text for all students in English in New Zealand. The language and the concepts were then frankly beyond the comprehension of 15 year olds. As I grew older, I became aware of the position Kipling held in the Late Victorian era, and the period following the end of the First World War. I came to understand a little of what ..." Read review
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Set in colonial India these stories date back to the late nineteenth century. The characters are transplanted Englishmen and their families who came to India during the Raj lived and died there.

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Author Rudyard Kipling
Title Plain Tales from the Hills
Genre Classics
Type Fiction
ISBN 0333328132; 140681914X

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