Plain Tales from the Hills

Plain Tales from the Hills Born in Bombay in Rudyard Kipling launched his literary career with Plain Tales from the Hills and in became the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize Many of the stories in

  • Title: Plain Tales from the Hills
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling David Trotter
  • ISBN: 9780140432879
  • Page: 257
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  • Born in Bombay in 1865, Rudyard Kipling launched his literary career with Plain Tales from the Hills and, in 1907, became the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize Many of the stories in this book were originally published in a Lahore newspaper for which Kipling worked as a journalist Later, he revised them to re create as vividly as possible the sights andBorn in Bombay in 1865, Rudyard Kipling launched his literary career with Plain Tales from the Hills and, in 1907, became the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize Many of the stories in this book were originally published in a Lahore newspaper for which Kipling worked as a journalist Later, he revised them to re create as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for English readers Including Lispeth, Beyond the Pale, and In the Pride of His Youth, this collection, far from being a celebration of empire, instead explores the barriers between races, classes, and sexes and powerfully captures all the tensions and contradictions of colonial life.

    Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills is a collection of short stories written by Rudyard Kipling These short stories were initially published during the late s in the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, India for British Colonists to read Kipling later edited, revised, and published this collection of stories for an English audience to enjoy. Plain Tales from the Raj by Charles Allen Nov , Plain Tales from the Raj depicts life in British India during the early th Century It s assembled from radio interviews, recorded by the BBC in the s Interesting anecdotes and funny stories draw a vivid picture of life as a colonial sahib memsahib illustrating the Plain Tales from the Hills Kindle Edition Plain Tales from the Hills Kindle edition by Rudyard Kipling Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Plain Tales from the Hills. Plain Tales from the Hills Plain Tales from the Hills published is the first collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling Out of its stories, eight and twenty, according to Kipling s Preface, were initially published in the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, Punjab, British India, between November and June The remaining tales are, or Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Twentieth Century Charles Allen on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The Raj was, for two hundred years, the jewel in the British imperial crown Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation Plain Tales from the Hills, by Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills, by Rudyard Kipling The Project Gutenberg EBook of Plain Tales from the Hills, by Rudyard Kipling This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Plain Tales from the Hills by Kipling Rudyard AbeBooks Plain Tales From the Hills, Rudyard Kipling the Regent Press Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales Hills Summary and Analysis, lispethPlain Tales Plain Tales from Hills by Rudyard So, caught in a whirlwind of circumstances, he got involved with another woman Coming across this information and having suspected this herself, she crops up a plan. Plain tales from the hills Open Library Kipling s first collection of short stories Including the stories Lispeth, Beyond the Pale, and In the Pride of His Youth, this collection tells of soldiers, wise children, exiles, forbidden romances and divided identities, creating a rich portrait of Anglo Indian society Originally Plain Tales From Raj Images of British India in th Find many great new used options and get the best deals for Plain Tales From Raj Images of British India in th Century by Charles Allen at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products

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      Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 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.Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Henry James said Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius as distinct from fine intelligence that I have ever known In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world famous author Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer Kipling s death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, I ve just read that I am dead Don t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.

    628 thoughts on “Plain Tales from the Hills

    • This is a difficult book for me to review, since I read it as a freebie e-book. The table of contents sucks, and I can't go back and navigate the book -- at least not in a way that I can figure out. You get what you pay for. That said, a lot of these Kipling short story collections ARE available free. If you want to read these short stories in their original collection context (as opposed to some collection anthology), you can do so. I read Plain Tales over a considerable stretch of time, so it' [...]


    • Too many people, when reviewing Kipling, review what the they assume to be the man, not his work. It is fashionable to think of Kipling as a nasty imperialist bigot, and all then flows from that opinion. In the end, such exercises, while occasionally entertaining, are pointless.Kipling was a writer of genius who contributed a great deal to the art of the short story and part of the joy of "Plain Tales from the Hills" is that we get to see him developing: he wrote these stories between the ages o [...]


    • Rudyard Kipling's Kim is one of my favorite books in the world. For the few hours every year that I spend re-reading it, I'm in a magical world. And the ending never fails to leave me with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.I've read and deeply enjoyed Kipling's Jungle Books as well. So when I heard, around fifteen years ago, that Kipling had written many more stories set in the India of his youth, and that some of them even featured Strickland Sahib from Kim, I immediately headed over to [...]


    • A young subaltern, ribbed by his regiment for his sweet and gentle demeanour—especially cruelly ribbed by the Senior Subaltern—makes a public promise to repay the debt. A little boy, whose best friends happen to be the Indians he fraternises with, becomes the reason for an amendment in an important ryotwari act. A frustrated young man commits suicide and two of his colleagues come to the rescue of his parents, far away in England… The characters who people Kipling’s Plain Tales From The [...]


    • This is book number two in my challenge to read the complete works of Rudyard Kipling, in the order in which they were published.I have fond memories of Kipling's Just So Stories from when I was a child, and I was later exposed to several of his short stories during my undergraduate years. After having read Plain Tales from the Hills I feel like I can say that if you want to understand the genre of the short story or learn how to write it, read Rudyard Kipling. He mixes character with the right [...]


    • Kipling is mostly a forgotten figure in America these days, where he is known primarily as the author of the children's stories in the "The Jungle Book" or a propagandist for the bad, racist British empire. Yet many clearly saw him as a great writer, enough so that he was one of the most popular writers of his time in the UK and took home a Nobel Prize. This made me curious, so I picked up his collected works in e-book form for a pittance. This book (his first, published in 1888) turned out to b [...]


    • Crisp, memorable storytelling. I was reminded of two other books, which couldn’t be more different from each other, but which each share something in common with Kipling’s early work in this collection of tales. First, Turgenev’s A Sportsman’s Notebook. There’s something in the relaxed narrative tone, perhaps – wavering always between engaged/interested and disengaged/disinterested. You’re entirely in the narrator’s hands with both Turgenev and Kipling, but the author’s grasp i [...]


    • Stellar! One of the best reads for me in a long time. I picked up this old red calf-bound copy for $3 along with a matching copy of Kim from a second hand store. I had only read the first Jungle Book by Kipling before, and I wanted to remedy that. What a great choice as a first read! Yes I know it's full of racist comments. Yes I know it's a relic of empire. People it's period work! If you can't take an object for what it is and where it came from grow up. I read the book as an example of an Ang [...]


    • Ugh - people on reviewing books published 130 years ago complaining that they don't conform to modern ideals and sensibilitiesYou don't have to defend attitudes of the past to learn from reading about them, and Kipling's book is a fascinating glimpse of life for the British in Nineteenth Century India. Small, intimate episodes of every day life, some humorous, some bittersweet, some ugly, but all authentic in a way that sweeping period epics can't achieve. The storytelling is simple, yet effect [...]


    • When I began this I really enjoyed Kipling's fresh style and his hopping right into the stories - no beating about the bush, no longwindedness. Perhaps it reflected his youth, as he was only 22 when they were published, his first book, and they were to make him famous.Deservedly so and a remarkable achievement.Enjoyed, that is, until I hit the second gobbledygook tale written in some atrocious, supposedly Irish, dialect as narrated by one Mulvaney.There were to be four of these endurance tests c [...]


    • My generation doesn't read Kipling as he is regarded as old fashioned, unintellectual and imperialist. So, I surprised myself a year or two ago by finding his poetry not to be as bad as I'd expected. Some bits were rather good and more was if you edited the poems. Plus I liked the films of Jungle Book and the Man Who Would be King, so perhaps it was time to take the plunge and read some Kipling. Sad to say the criticisms are valid. Possibly exacerbated by the short story format which is never my [...]


    • This was a bit hit and miss. Lots of short stories, some linking through with repeated characters. Each of the stories is set in Simla (Shimla), the hill station where the British 'Summered'.I had to give the ones written in that gibberish that was intended as an Irish dialect, a miss. It was not well done, and made reading the story too painful to persist with, so I skipped over those (four, I think?) stories.It was interesting that the narrator told some stories, and was involved in some stori [...]


    • Comedies & Tragedies of Manners in the British Raj Rudyard Kipling wrote his first collection of stories, Plain Tales from the Hills (1888), with a clear style, ironic tone, tight pacing, and an eye for drama. When you think that many of the tales were first published in the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, British India, where Kipling worked as a journalist from when he was about 17 and the rest when he was 22, the breath and depth of his youthful insights into the British Raj, indigen [...]


    • This is a whole series of short stories telling about numerous individuals in Colonial India and tales as told about those individuals. The hills are where the British escaped to in the higher latitudes to avoid the heat of the Indian summer that everyone else had to endure. The author is the listener and he relates to us each of the stories told to him, which are as varied as the British civil servants could be. There were though three stories that I just didn't bother reading because they were [...]


    • A series of short stories encompassing a range of styles and moral tales. There were sections of this book which I really enjoyed, sections which I found charming, some which I found educational and others which were hard because they were written as if someone was speaking with a strong accent. The whole book felt dated, but not necessarily in a bad way. It was almnost funny sometimes to see how attitudes and moral standards have changed since the book was written. Definatly worth a delve into, [...]


    • If you could remove the Mulvaney stories, this would be a five star review. Kipling writes beautifully except when he is attempting to transcribe accents. The book works as a whole because of the recurrence of various characters, and the consistent style of the narrator. It's astonishing to think how young he was when he wrote these.


    • More like 4.5++Light and casual but deep and sharp too, and precise and poignant well, pretty much Rudyard Kipling as we know him - The Man Who Would Be King of His Craft and Has Remained So.


    • Interesting collection of short tales that show Kipling's masterly way of writing, specially taking into account that when he wrote them he was little more than twenty.


    • Annie HartLiterary ReviewMarch 2, 2017Professor: Ruth HolmesENG 244-100MSurvey of British LiteraturePlain Tales from the Hills is a collection of short stories written by Rudyard Kipling. These short stories were initially published during the late 1800’s in the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, India for British Colonists to read. Kipling later edited, revised, and published this collection of stories for an English audience to enjoy. Kipling chose to tell these stories in first person an [...]


    • Yesterday's Fad, Today's Flat BeerI believe Kipling was wildly popular in his day. This collection of stories about English life in India may have entranced the masses and sold a lot of newspapers in the first decade of the 20th century, but in the context of over a hundred years later, they have lost most of their shine. While Kipling might have been the foremost raconteur of British India, compared to great short story writers like Chekhov, de Maupassant, or Twain, he comes across today as coy [...]


    • Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales from the Hills was published in 1888, and is a collection of fictional short stories. Many of his works presented in this collection are humorous and seem to have some type of profound statement in each story. My general understanding of Kipling’s purpose for this literary collection, is to implicate a comical outlook on society in his time period primarily set in India (where Kipling is from). Many of the tales looked at the common life of common people, dealing wi [...]


    • Wasn't a huge fan of this one, but the stories did entertain me at times. I got a good perspective on what the culture of the British Raj looked like, from many different points-of-view, but it mainly leaned toward the British bias (which makes sense, these stories being written by Kipling, as he does that.)Overall, they humored me and it was a painless read for a schoolbook, but not something I would read in my leisure time. I did glean an understanding of the mistreatment of Indians in the tim [...]


    • I liked the writing style, but the content was variable. These are short stories generally concerned with routine social interactions but often with twists related to being set in various places in the Himalayan foothills of India. Some stories could even have occurred without changes in 19th century Devon instead of Simla. At best, the stories were mildly amusing, and some were simply dull. The dull ones were probably dull because the impact doesn't reach the modern reader across the cultural g [...]


    • The man was a genius. So young. Humane and witty and ironic, Kipling just 'knows' people and their foibles and weaknesses, without being judgmental. No wonder he won the Nobel Prize."First published in 1888, "Plain Tales from the Hills" was Kipling's first volume of prose fiction. Most of the stories it includes had already appeared in the "Civil and Military Gazette; " they were written before he reached the age of 22; and they show a remarkably precocious literary talent. His vignettes of life [...]




    • Short stories of colonial life in India - insightful, real - capturing the quirks and emotions of characters vividly - and very entertaining.


    • A good selection of short stories of colonial India. Some of the stories were very good but a few left me wondering what was the point. The endings of several stories seemed a bit hurried, in fact one story ended with and the rest isnt worth printing.


    • This took me a lot longer than expected to get through. Partly because of the English, partly because of the contents. There were a lot of Anglo-Indian words I did not know (very happy with my e-reader with dictionary function) and also a fair bit of antiquated words. And finally the stories about the Irish soldiers were very difficult to read because of the phonetical representation of their accents. All in all it was difficult to read much more than one or two stories on my daily commute.Conte [...]


    • A reading that brought me close to the real giants of literature. I must admit my reticence to read from them in (this case) their original language in fear of missing a lot due to my not so good proficiency in English. And it has been shown without any trace of doubt that the latter is not so good. At least, I was not so contended with myself that I did not know it in advance.And even I can hardly managed to go through the Irish "accent" of private Mulvaney, "The Taking of Lungtungpen" will sta [...]


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