The Wish House and Other Stories

The Wish House and Other Stories

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Overview

Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907, has long been considered an important and vibrant, even controversial, storyteller and poet. The Wish House and Other Stories is a collection of Kipling’s finest works, including the stories “In the House of Suddhoo,” “The Disturber of Traffic,” and “The Eye of Allah,” the poems “The Runners,” “The Return of the Children,” and “The Last Ode,” and his famous story about Afghanistan, “The Man Who Would Be King.” Each piece was selected by poet and scholar Craig Raine, who writes in his Preface, “We need to think about Kipling. He is our greatest short-story writer, but one whose achievement is more complex and surprising than even his admirers recognize.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812966022
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/10/2002
Series: Modern Library Classics Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Craig Raine is a poet, lecturer, and critic. He is a fellow of New College, Oxford, the author of several poetry collections and books, and the editor of the journal Areté. He lives in Oxford, England.

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In the House of Suddhoo
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