Plain tales from the hills
'As one turns over the pages of his Plain Tales from the Hills one feels as if one were seated under a palm-tree reading life . . . he terrifies us with his truth' - Oscar Wilde Originally written for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, the stories were intended for a provincial readership familiar with the pleasures and miseries of colonial life. For the subsequent English edition, Kipling revised the tales so as to recreate as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for those at home. Yet far from being a celebration of Empire, Kipling's stories tell of 'heat and bewilderment and wasted effort and broken faith'. He writes brilliantly and hauntingly about the barriers between the races, the classes and the sexes; and about innocence, not transformed into experience but implacably crushed.
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|Grouping Title||plain tales from the hills|
|Grouping Author||kipling rudyard|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 04:17:26AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-11 04:28:01AM|
|auth_author2||Rutherford, Andrew, 1929-1998.|
|author||Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.|
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|display_description||"Plain Tales From the Hills" is a classic collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Contained here in this volume are the following tales: Lispeth, Three and-an Extra, Thrown Away, Miss Youghal's Sais, 'Yoked with an Unbeliever', False Dawn, The Rescue of Pluffles, Cupid's Arrows, The Three Musketeers, His Chance in Life, Watches of the Night, The Other Man, Consequences, The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin, The Taking of Lungtungpen, A Germ-Destroyer, Kidnapped, The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly, In the House of Suddhoo, His Wedded Wife, The Broken Link Handicap, Beyond the Pale, In Error, A Bank Fraud, Tods' Amendment, The Daughter of the Regiment, In the Pride of His Youth, Pig, The Rout of the White Hussars, The Bronckhorst Divorce-Case, Venus Annodomini, The Bisara of Pooree, A Friend's Friend, The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows, The Madness of Private Ortheris, The Story of Muhammad Din, On the Strength of a Likeness, Wressley of the Foreign Office, By Word of Mouth, and To be Filed for Reference.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Kipling, R|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|series||Oxford world's classics|
|series_with_volume||Oxford world's classics||
|subject_facet||British -- India -- Fiction|
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Fiction
|title_display||Plain tales from the hills|
|title_full||Plain tales from the hills / Rudyard Kipling ; edited with an introduction and notes by Andrew Rutherford|
Plain tales from the hills [electronic resource] / Rudyard Kipling
Plain tales from the hills [electronic resource] Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
|title_short||Plain tales from the hills|