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About the Book

Although Rudyard Kipling is chiefly remembered as the author of such classicsas Kim and The Jungle Book, he was also a prodigious and widely read writer of verse, and is considered by many to be the poet of the British Empire. His poetry, like his fiction, gives eloquent expression to the lives of unsung men and women, children, and animals. Witty, profound, acerbic, and occasionally savage, Kipling's poetry can be both tender and deeply moving. This complete, definitive collection of his verse will delight and enthrall readers of all ages.

About the Edition

The stories in this book have timeless appeal and stature. They established Rudyard Kipling as one of the greatest names in literature, and to many he is an international folk hero. Many readers are unaware that some of the most commonly used quotations were written by Kipling. Here are some select quotations spanning his literary career.

  • A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a Smoke.
  • He travels the fastest who travels alone.
  • There's no discharge in the war.
  • The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
  • Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.
  • Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own.
  • I've taken my fun where I've found it.
  • Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Table of Contents

The Jungle Book 1
The Second Jungle Book 101
Just So Stories for Little Children 207
Puck of Pook's Hill 285
Captains Courageous 385
Stalky & Co. 483
Kim 603
Plain Tales from the Hills 777
Short Stories 899

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1982 by Crown Publishers, Inc.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PR4852 1982

The Physical Object

1000 p. :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
0517347989, 0517365790
LC Control Number
Library Thing

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