The Jungle Books (Classics)

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Rudyard Kipling first began The Jungle Books in 1892, but would not complete the volume until 1895. During his life time they were widely appreciated, but perhaps even more so today, as they are some of the stories Kipling is best remembered by. The books start with the tale of a baby who wanders into the jungle and is found by a tiger intent upon eating him. But the child is taken in by a wolf mother who raises him as one of her own cubs, calling him Mowgli the Frog. But Mowgli is a “man's cub” and something is sure to come of it. Mowgli's stories are only a few of the tales to fill the fascinating Jungle Books, timeless stories about Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the fearless mongoose, the White Seal on his search for a safe haven, and the humorous tale of the Camp Animals – each story has delighted readers since their publication.

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The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions of important works of literature at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, each featuring new scholarship and pages of carefully crafted extras. All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. The series pulls together a constellation of influences; biographical, historical and literary, to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865 and started work as a journalist in India in 1882. His most famous works include" The Jungle Books "(1894), "Kim "(1901) and the "Just So Stories "(1902). He died in 1936, having become he first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907. Jan Montefiore is Professor of 20th Century English Literature at the University of Kent. Her most recent book is "Rudyard Kipling "(2007). Kaori Nagai is a Research Associate at the University of Kent and author of "Empire of Analogies "(2006). Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.

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