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eBook The Man Who Would Be King download ISBN: 1466272376
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 30
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Home Rudyard Kipling The Man Who Would Be King. RUDYARD KIPLING, born in December 1865 in Bombay (now Mumbai), was taken to England in 1871 with his younger sister Alice and left for five years with an abusive foster-family in Southsea, after which he was sent to the United Services College in Devon, the public school affectionately recalled in Stalky & Co. (1899).

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 has been adapted for other media a number of times.

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When reading Rudyard Kipling, short stories are great for this purpose. This presentation has the story itself, a biography of Kipling, and 19 selected best Kipling quotes. It is a book that can be read from back to front, as I did, keeping the story for last. A part of the charm of Rudyard Kipling books is the insights on an Indian culture unfamiliar to many in the West. India has an institutionalized caste system that was embraced and copied by western colonial masters. In this short story Kipling tells us the story of the man (not men) who would be king.

Kipling is called an imperialist because he was descended from the most recent wave of conquerors in India. When Kipling makes his most damning remark in 'The White Man's Burden', that English culture has become parent to the Indian culture's 'half-devil, half-child', he is describing the eternal relationship between any government and people. The populace is ignorant and violent everywhere, and they are the burden of the government, but also its supporters.

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This is an interesting and iconic short story by Rudyad Kipling. It moves along quickly and I did not really want to put it down. It was written in 1888 while Queen Victoria was still queen and there was still a seemingly, gleaming British Empire. Two men set out to conquer, and become rulers of their own country.The story is set in India and Afghanistan and there is certain condescending attitude towards the native population. I feel that Mr. Kipling was conveying what was accepted as conventional wisdom about the superiority of the British people.

At the end of the story, there is an obvious mystery left unanswered. I felt that ending left the possibility for a sequel of some sort. If there is a later continuation of the story, I am not aware of it.

This story is the basis of an equally interesting movie. I have seen the movie in the past, but now plan on seeing it again for purposes of comparing and contrasting.

I enjoyed the reading experience very much. I listened to the short story while reading it at the same time on Kindle. The audiobook was well done with some editing out of some ethnic references.

The story was available free on Kindle. I am grateful to have been able to access and read this fine short story for free. Thank You...
This was a decent story but it did not keep me on the edge of my seat. The narrative of just how "The Man Who Would Be King" got to be a king and how he/they ruled only took up the last 1/4 or so of the story when I was expecting it to be more involved. The book itself could be a bit difficult to read and understand seeing as how there were a lot of slang terms used, and for some reason I had difficulty getting past the word "contrack" since my mind kept wanting to read "contract", but that's Kipling's style I guess. His sentences ramble on for a while; one of them was at least 60 words long which at times can suppress the reader's comprehension, as in "what did I just read?" or "what did that mean?". Overall, not bad for an hour's read, but I have read better.
I was fascinated by some of the reader reviews. More than one complained the book was not as good as the movie, several complained it was too short and must have missing pages one claiming the hard copy was 400 pages long, another even complained that the English version was poor.

This is an English short story, not a novel or movie. It was written in the 19th century when readers could actually read!
Having seen the John Houston movie, I sought this book with great interest. With only a few minor modifications, the film followed the spirit of this book very closely. It is a riproaring story of adventurers in British occupied India and there it further adventures in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Kafiristan. They are men who seek riches and fame and ultimately become kings and gods. Unfortunately, their new subjects discover that their gods have feet made of clay. In Rudyard Kiplings masterful hands, the story rolls off the page in visual images that lend themselves to cinema almost without editing. This masterfully crafted story made for an hour of time very well spent.
If one can read between the lines (understand Kipling's prose) one will have no problems with this book. I like the "The Light That Failed" better...
(another Kipling story...) I will say that "The Light That Failed" has a rather abrupt ending. I am re-reading the books of my youth with the hope that I will better understand them. Kindle Fire is great for that purpose, the books are free... (saw movies of both titles)
I had heard of The Man Who Would Be King since childhood because it's plot is crudely based on the life of Raja Wilson of the Garhwal, India. I've never read any of Kipling's books but he too was a name well known.
This is a brief story about two British men who set out to become Kings in Kafiristan, a remote, enigmatic region on India's Northwestern frontier. The story is set around the turn of the last century. Kipling's style of story telling is very easy and engaging and the plot interesting. I'd recommend it as a casual read that would easily get done in a day.