The Wish House and Other Stories

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 6, 2010 - Fiction - 492 pages
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Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907, has long been considered an important and vibrant, even controversial, storyteller and poet. The Wish House and Other Stories is a collection of Kipling’s finest works, including the stories “In the House of Suddhoo,” “The Disturber of Traffic,” and “The Eye of Allah,” the poems “The Runners,” “The Return of the Children,” and “The Last Ode,” and his famous story about Afghanistan, “The Man Who Would Be King.” Each piece was selected by poet and scholar Craig Raine, who writes in his Preface, “We need to think about Kipling. He is our greatest short-story writer, but one whose achievement is more complex and surprising than even his admirers recognize.”

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Controversial QuestionsCraig Raine
Editors Preface
A Note on the Text
In the House of Suddhoo
Beyond the Pale
The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows
The Story of Muhammad Din
The Man who would be King
A Sahibs War
Mrs Bathurst
Dymchurch Flit
Friendly Brook
Mary Postgate
The Wish House

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Dray Wara Yow Dee
On Greenhow Hill
The Dream of Duncan Parrenness
The Disturber of Traffic
The Finest Story in the World
The Elephants Child
The Janeites
The Bull that Thought
A Madonna of the Trenches
The Eye of Allah
The Gardener
Dayspring Mishandled
The Manner of Men

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About the author (2010)

Craig Raine is a poet, lecturer, and critic. He is a fellow of New College, Oxford, the author of several poetry collections and books, and the editor of the journal Areté. He lives in Oxford, England.

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