Through the various plotlines and characters, Kipling is able to convey a moral meaning at the end of every story. The most famous stories from The Jungle Book include the eight stories revolving around the adventures of Mowgli , an abandoned "man cub" who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.
The other famous stories are " Rikki-Tikki-Tavi ," the story of a heroic mongoose who saves a human by killing a dangerous snake, and "Toomai of the Elephants," the tale of a young elephant-handler. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is followed by a poem that serves as an epigram. As Kipling was British but born in India, his stories were greatly influenced by his years in the British colony.
He may have written some of them for his daughter Josephine, who died when she was 6 years old.
In fact, it is extremely possible that I have helped myself promiscuously but at present cannot remember from whose stories I have stolen. No matter: it never fails to captivate.
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Unfortunately a racial separatist like Kipling cannot yet be judged for his writing apart from his politics though it is interesting that Gandhi, whose views also tended toward separatism, and who said in so many words that Westerners are barbarians, should be thought a saint and not a bigot. If we can be persuaded to read the Bible, say, as literature, and not as the last word on the origins of mankind, surely we can read Kipling without subscribing to his separatism. Then again, as countless different castes, races, and breeds in India and elsewhere blow each other up or gun each other down with nauseating regularity, perhaps one can hear Kipling saying "I told you so.
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September 28, - Published on Amazon. Great for family read-aloud. These are perfect for spooky glimpses into human character. October 23, - Published on Amazon. If you don't love Kipling, you don't love the English language. This is a book that I could recommend to just about anyone who has school aged children. There's no graphic violence.
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There's no real swearing. There's nothing that would offend the modern parent. And the grammar and spelling are perfect. If you have young kids, buy this book and put it into their hands. They'll thank you later. October 9, - Published on Amazon. I inherited the complete works of Kipling from my Grandmother but it was missing one volume, this one. It's on a par with the rest: some great stories, some just good. Everyone should read Kipling for a sense of the time, place, and the British Empire.
August 4, - Published on Amazon. I appreciate that older books are available in eBook, otherwise today's readers might now have access to them if no hardcopies are available. Anyway, I found some of the stories in the collection good, others not so much.
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