The Man Who Would be King Illustrated

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is a story by Rudyard Kipling about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales (1888).It also appeared in Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories (1895), and numerous later editions of that collection. It has been adapted for other media a number of times.

RUDYARD KIPLING PREMIUM COLLECTION: His Greatest Works in One Volume (Illustrated): The Jungle Book, The Man Who Would Be King, Just So Stories, Kim, The Light That Failed, Captain Courageous, Plain Tales from the Hills

The Jungle Book, the Man Who Would Be King, Just So Stories, Kim, the Light That Failed, Captain Cou

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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This carefully crafted ebook: "RUDYARD KIPLING PREMIUM COLLECTION: His Greatest Works in One Volume (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The Jungle Book" is a collection of stories and fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other four stories are probably Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. "The Second Jungle Book" is a sequel which features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. "The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo. "Kim" is and adventure novel about the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. "The Just So Stories" are a highly fantasized origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works. "The Light That Failed" "Captain Courageous" "Plain Tales from the Hills" Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature.

The Man Who Would Be King

By Rudyard Kipling - Illustrated

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Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as locating the story in eastern Afghanistan's Kafiristan and the European-like appearance of many of Kafiristan's Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolf Schlagintweit to colonial administrators.

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling Annotated and Illustrated Edition

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Kipling is considered a British author; however, he was born in Bombay, India in 1865. He was educated in England and then returned to India as a young man to live and work. An extremely prolific writer, Kipling produced stories and poetry about India, the British army, and various other things he saw and heard while traveling all over the world. His training as a newspaperman enabled him to observe and clearly write about his observations, portraying characters, terrain, and animals alike simply but evocatively. However, he was also a satirist with a keen sense of irony. Near the end of his life, Kipling used his writing to influence politics, both by writing war propaganda and by publishing articles critical of various government decisions.

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING (Illustrated Edition)

5 Novels & 350+ Short Stories, Poetry, Historical Military Works and Autobiographical Writings from one of the most popular writers in England, known for The Jungle Book, Kim, The Man Who Would Be King

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen Travel Collections American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913 Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING (Illustrated Edition)

5 Novels & 440+ Short Stories, Complete Poetry, Historical Military Works and Autobiographical Writings (Kim, The Jungle Book, The Man Who Would Be King, Land and Sea Tales, Captain Courageous…)

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story and his books are classics of children's literature.

The Waverly Novels - Complete Collection: 26 Books in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)

Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Waverly, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Black Dwarf...

Author: Walter Scott

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels - Complete Collection: 26 Books in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J.G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated)

5 Novels & 440+ Short Stories, Complete Poetry, Historical Military Works and Autobiographical Writings (Kim, The Jungle Book, The Man Who Would Be King, Land and Sea Tales, Captain Courageous…)

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales - Illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman

Author: Sigrid Undset

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

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This collection, True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales, edited by Sigrid Undset and illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman, contains twenty-eight classic Norse narratives. They include the folkloric stories of ‘East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon’, ‘The Seven Foals’, ‘Why the Sea is Salt’, ‘The Squire’s Bride’, and ‘The Master Thief’. The tales are accompanied by the masterful artwork of Frederick T. Chapman; a book and Magazine illustrator, who contributed to numerous publications including Woman’s Home Companion, Collier’s, and American Magazines. He is best known for his pioneering work in children’s books such as ‘Joan, Maid of France, ‘White Falcon’, and ‘Luther Burbank, Nature’s Helper.’ Presented alongside the text, Chapman’s enchanting creations serve to further refine and enhance the classic Nordic storytelling – making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated, by both young and old alike. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.

Delphi Collected Norse Sagas (Illustrated)

Author: Norse Sagas

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Norse sagas concern tales of ancient Nordic and Germanic history, detailing early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during these voyages, exotic adventures in foreign lands and the migration to Iceland. These prose sagas were written in the Old Norse language, sharing similarities with epic poetry, telling of heroic deeds of days long gone. The tales offer an endless panorama of pagan chieftains, Viking warriors, historic saints, noble bishops and ordinary men and women, facing human dilemmas that troubled the ancient Scandinavian world. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of Norse Sagas, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the sagas * Concise introductions to the ancient texts * A generous selection of sagas from four categories: Kings’ Sagas; Sagas of Icelanders; Legendary Sagas; Bishops’ Sagas * Features many rare sagas appearing in English for the first time in digital publishing, including the Kings’ Saga ‘Sverris saga’ * Includes Frederick York’s rare translations of Bishops’ Sagas * Images of how the sagas were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes seven bonus collections of Norse Sagas * Special criticism section, with Conrad Hjalmar Nordby’s book evaluating the influence of Old Norse literature on English literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Kings’ Sagas Sverris saga (Tr. John Sephton) Heimskringla (Tr. Samuel Laing) The Saga of Haakon Haakonarson (Tr. James Johnstone) Sagas of Icelanders The Story of the Banded Men (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Egil’s saga (Tr. W. C. Green) The Saga of Erik the Red (Tr. John Sephton) The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Færeyinga saga (Tr. F. York Powell) Gísla saga (Tr. by G. W. DaSent) Grettis saga (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Howard the Halt (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of the Heath Slayings (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Hrafnkell, Frey’s Priest (Tr. John Coles) The Saga of Hen-Thorir (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Cormac the Skald (Tr. W. G. Collingwood and J. Stefansson) Laurentius saga (Tr. Oliver Elton) Laxdæla saga (Tr. Muriel A. C. Press) Njáls saga (Tr. George Dasent) The Saga of Viga-Glum (Tr. Edmund Head,) The Saga of Viglund the Fair (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Legendary Sagas Fridthjof’s saga (Tr. Thomas and Martha Holcomb) The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Volsunga saga (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) The Saga of Dietrich of Bern (Tr. M. W. Macdowall) The Saga of Thorstein, Viking’s Son (Tr. Rasmus B. Anderson) The Story of Norna-Gest (Tr. Nora Kershaw) The Tháttur of Sörli (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Bishops’ Sagas Hunger-waker (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Saint Thorlak (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Bishop Paul (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of John of Holar (Tr. Frederick York) Collections of Norse Sagas The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales by Abbie Farwell Brown The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology by Keary and Keary Legends of Norseland by Mara L. Pratt-Chadwick and A. Chase Stories and Ballads of the Far Past, by Nora Kershaw Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton Viking Tales by Jennie Hall The Criticism The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature, by Conrad Hjalmar Nordby Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Royal Illustrated History of Eastern England

Civil, Military, Political, and Ecclesiastical, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Including a Survey of the Eastern Counties: Physical Features, Geology, and the Natural History of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, Description of Antiquities ... an Account of Agriculture, Manufactures, Trades, &c., Memoirs of County Families and Eminent Men of Every Period

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Fully Illustrated)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: LCI

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Category: Americans

Page: 455

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-Includes the 221 original Illustrations by Phiz. -Table of contents to every chapters in the book. -Complete and formatted to improve your reading experience PLOT : The novel is a satirical comedy that looks at 6th-Century England and its medieval culture through the eyes of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. The fictional Mr. Morgan, who had an image of that time that had been colored over the years by romantic myths, takes on the task of analyzing the problems and sharing his knowledge from 1300 years in the future to modernize, Americanize, and improve the lives of the people. The story begins as a first-person narrative in Warwick Castle, where a man details his recollection of a tale told to by an "interested stranger" who is personified as a knight through his simple language and familiarity with ancient armor.[2] After a brief tale of Sir Launcelot of Camelot and his role in slaying two giants from the third-person narrative, the man named Hank Morgan enters and, after being given whiskey by the narrator, he is persuaded to reveal more of his story. Described through first-person narrative as a man familiar with the firearms and machinery trade, Hank is a man who had reached the level of superintendent due to his proficiency in firearms manufacturing, with two thousand subordinates. He describes the beginning of his tale by illustrating details of a disagreement with his subordinates, during which he sustained a head injury from a "crusher" to the head caused by a man named "Hercules" using a crowbar.[3] After passing out from the blow, Hank describes waking up underneath an oak tree in a rural area of Camelot where a knight questions him for trespassing upon his land, and after establishing rapport, leads him towards Camelot castle.[4] Upon recognizing that he has time-traveled to the sixth century, Hank realizes that he is the de facto smartest person on Earth, and with his knowledge he should soon be running things. Hank is ridiculed at King Arthur's court for his strange appearance and dress and is sentenced by King Arthur's court (particularly the magician Merlin) to burn at the stake on 21 June. By a stroke of luck, the date of the burning coincides with a historical solar eclipse in the year 528, of which Hank had learned in his earlier life. (In reality, the solar eclipses nearest in time to 21 June, both partial, both in the Southern Hemisphere at maximum, in 528 occurred on 6 March and 1 August.[5]) While in prison, he sends the boy Clarence to inform the King that he will blot out the sun if he is executed. Hank believes the current date to be 20 June; however, it is actually the 21st when he makes his threat, the day that the eclipse will occur at 12:03 p.m. When the King decides to burn him, the eclipse catches Hank by surprise. But he quickly uses it to his advantage and convinces the people that he caused the eclipse. He makes a bargain with the King, is released, and becomes the second most powerful person in the kingdom. Hank is given the position of principal minister to the King and is treated by all with the utmost fear and awe. His celebrity brings him to be known by a new title, elected by the people — "The Boss". However, he proclaims that his only income will be taken as a percentage of any increase in the kingdom's gross national product that he succeeds in creating for the state as Arthur's chief minister, which King Arthur sees as fair. Although the people fear him and he has his new title, Hank is still seen as somewhat of an equal. The people might grovel to him if he were a knight or some form of nobility, but without that, Hank faces problems from time to time, as he refuses to seek to join such ranks.