Stories and Poems

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Oxford University Press, 2015 - Ballads, English - 699 pages
'Hear and attend and listen...'
Rudyard Kipling is a supreme master of the short story in English and a poet of brilliant gifts. His energy and inventiveness poured themselves into every kind of tale, from the bleakest of fables to the richest of comedies, and he illuminated every aspect of human behaviour, of which he was a fascinated (and sometimes appalled) observer. This generous selection of stories and poems, first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, covers the full range of Kipling's career from the youthful volumes that brought him fame as the chronicler of British India, to the bittersweet fruits of age and bereavement in the aftermath of the First World War. It includes stories such as 'The Man who would be King', 'Mrs Bathurst', and 'Mary Postgate', and poems from Barrack-Room Ballads and other collections.
In his introduction and notes Daniel Karlin addresses the controversial political engagement of Kipling's art, and the sources of its imaginative power.
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Contents

STORIES
1
From Soldiers Three 1888
24
From In Black and White 1888
37
From The Phantom Rickshaw 1888
57
From Wee Willie Winkie 1888
90
From Lifts Handicap 1891
114
From Many Inventions 1893
130
From The Days Work 1898
163
From BarrackRoom Ballads and Other Verses 1892
433
From The Seven Seas 1896
453
From The Five Nations 1903
478
From Songs from Books and More Songs from Books 191232
490
From The Years Between 1919
505
From Verse Inclusive Edition 1919
517
Poems Collected in Editions after 1919
521
Appendix A Kiplings India
525

From Just So Stories 1902
221
From Traffics and Discoveries 1904
234
From A Diversity of Creatures 1917
293
From Debits and Credits 1926
351
From Limits and Renewals 1932
391
VERSE
425
Appendix B The British Army in India
528
Notes
530
Further Reading
687
Index of Titles stories
693
Index of Titles and First Lines verse
695
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Daniel Karlin has taught at University College London, Boston University and the University Sheffield before taking up his current post at the University of Bristol. He has published widely in Victorian literature, including editions of Robert Browning and books including Browning's Hatreds, Proust's English, and The Figure of the Singer. He has edited FitzGerald'sRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam for Oxford World's Classics.

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