Plain Tales from the Hills (Twentieth Century Classics)

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9780140183122: Plain Tales from the Hills (Twentieth Century Classics)

Paperback. Pub Date: December 1991 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin Classics Originally written for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette of 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 celeation of Empire. Kipling's stories tell of 'heat and bewilderment and wasted effort and oken faith'. He writes illiantly 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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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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"A prophet of British imperialism." --George Orwell

"Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." --Henry James

"These stories are the best account of the nature of the Victorian Raj ever written." --Griff Rhys Jones, actor and editor, "The Nation's Favourite Twentieth Century Poems"

"As the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognized as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with." --Douglas Kerr, author, "George Orwell"

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