The Complete Stalky & Co

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Kipling portrays school as the first stage of a much larger game, a pattern-maker for the experiences of life. Implied throughout the stories is the question 'What happened to these fifteen-year-old boys, and how did the lessons they learned at school apply to the world of warfare andimperial government?'The stories are based on Kipling's own school, the United Services College at Westward Ho! in Devon, which prepared boys destined for the army or for colonial service; Kipling himself appears as the subordinate character, Beetle. This edition includes five Stalky stories which did not appear inthe original volume, and thus constitutes a Complete Stalky and Co.

Stalky & Co

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Stalky & Co by Rudyard Kipling Summary

'Stalky & Co.' is the hilarious tale of the coming of age of three roguish boys at an English public school. With a seemingly unending supply of practical jokes and ingenious japes to frustrate and thwart their long-suffering schoolmasters, the three pranksters eventually find their match in their wise and all-too-experienced headmaster. Based on his own school days, Kipling has captured the eternal spirit of the English public school and painted an intimate, and understanding, portrait of his young heroes.

Mark Twain & Company

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Mark Twain & Company by Leland Krauth Summary

In this comparison of Mark Twain with six of his literary contemporaries, Leland Krauth looks anew at the writer's multifaceted creativity. Twain, a highly lettered man immersed in the literary culture of his time, viewed himself as working within a community of writers. He likened himself to a guild member whose work was the crafted product of a common trade--and sometimes made with borrowed materials. Yet there have been few studies of Twain in relation to his fellow guild members. In Mark Twain & Company, Krauth examines some creative "sparks and smolderings" ignited by Twain's contact with certain writers, all of whom were published, read, and criticized on both sides of the Atlantic: the Americans Bret Harte, William Dean Howells, and Harriet Beecher Stowe and the British writers Matthew Arnold, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Rudyard Kipling. Each chapter explores the nature of Twain's personal relationship with a writer as well as the literary themes and modes they shared. Krauth looks at the sentimentality of Harte and Twain and its influence on their protest fiction; the humor and social criticism of Twain and Howells; the use of the Gothic by Twain and Stowe to explore racial issues; the role of Victorian Sage assumed by Arnold and Twain to critique civilization; the exploitation of adventure fiction by Twain and Stevenson to reveal conceptions of masculinity; and the use of the picaresque in Kipling and Twain to support or subvert imperialism. Mark Twain & Company casts new light on some of the most enduring writers in English. At the same time it refreshes the debate over the transatlantic nature of Victorianism with new insights about nineteenth-century morality, conventionality, race, corporeality, imperialism, manhood, and individual identity.

Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling by Roger Lancelyn Green Summary

This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

The Other in the School Stories

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The Other in the School Stories by Ulrike Pesold Summary

Ulrike Pesold examines the portrayal of class, gender, race and ethnicity in selected school stories by Thomas Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Enid Blyton and J.K. Rowling. She shows how the treatment of the Other develops over a period of a century and a half.

Debits and Credits

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Marital discord and adultery, war and death, cancer and disease are recurring themes, with the relentless ticking of the clock acting as a harbinger of greater sorrows. Concealed within are reflections of Kipling's own life, with faint glimmers of hope and expectations of things to come.

Limits and Renewals

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Limits and Renewals, Kipling's last collection of short stories, was written shortly after the death of his only son. Dark and penetrating in tone, these are brilliant portraits of a soul in torment with some welcome relief coming in the tales of 'Aunt Ellen' and 'The Miracle of Saint Jubanus'.

Kipling’s Imperial Boy

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Kipling’s Imperial Boy by D. Randall Summary

Kipling's Imperial Boy opens by examining the significance of boyhood in the evolution of European modernity. Chapter one shows how closely the figure of the adolescent (the 'boy') is associated with questions of imperial expansion and consolidation. The chapters that follow take up Rudyard Kipling's fiction of the imperial boy, emphasizing the imaginative link between adolescence and cultural hybridity and offering detailed readings of The Jungle Book, Stalky & Co ., and Kim.

Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

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Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World by Joseph Bristow Summary

Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain many kinds of writing, from the popular juvenile weeklies to parliamentary reports, celebrated boys of all classes as the heroes of their day. Fighting fit, morally upright, and proudly patriotic - these adventurous young men were set forth on imperial missions, civilizing a savage world. Such noble heroes included the strapping lads who brought an end to cannibalism on Ballantyne's "Coral Island" who came into their own in the highly respectable "Boys' Own Paper", and who eventually grew up into the men of Haggard's romances, advancing into the Dark Continent. The author here demonstrates why these young heroes have enjoyed a lasting appeal to readers of children's classics by Stevenson, Kipling and Henty, among many others. He shows why the political intent of many of these stories has been obscured by traditional literary criticism, a form of criticism itself moulded by ideals of empire and ‘Englishness’. Throughout, imperial boyhood is related to wide-ranging debates about culture, literacy, realism and romance. This is a book of interest to students of literature, social history and education.

Stalky i spółka

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Stalky i spółka by Rudyard Kipling Summary

W lecie wszyscy chłopcy, jak się patrzy, budowali sobie za liceum chaty na wydmach porosłych żarnowcem. Były to właściwie małe gniazdka, wycięte kozikami w gąszczu kolczastych krzaków, pełne kikutów, splątanych korzeni i cierni, ponieważ jednak budowanie ich było surowo zakazane, uważano je za rozkoszne pałace. I przez pięć lat z rzędu Stalky, M'Turk i Beetle (było to w czasie, zanim jeszcze zaszczycono ich osobną pracownią) budowali jak bobry samotną świątynię dumania, w której palili fajki. (Fragment)

Regulus

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Regulus, a Roman general, defeated the Carthaginians 256 B.C., but was next year defeated and taken prisoner by the Carthaginians, who sent him to Rome with an embassy to ask for peace or an exchange of prisoners. Regulus strongly advised the Roman Senate to make no terms with the enemy. He then returned to Carthage and was put to death. The Fifth Form had been dragged several times in its collective life, from one end of the school Horace to the other. Those were the years when Army examiners gave thousands of marks for Latin, and it was Mr. King's hated business to defeat them. Hear him, then, on a raw November morning at second lesson. 'Aha!' he began, rubbing his hands. 'Cras ingens iterabimus aequor. Our portion to-day is the Fifth Ode of the Third Book, I believe--concerning one Regulus, a gentleman. And how often have we been through it?'

Animal Stories

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Animal Stories by Rudyard Kipling Summary

'The Camel's Hump', 'The Cat That Walked By Himself' and 'The White Seal' are just some of the enchanting tales collected together in Animal Stories, which also includes 'Rikki-tikki-tavi'. Originally intended for children, these imaginative and inspired writings are just as suitable for adults and will delight readers of all ages.

The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914

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The British Imperial Century, 1815-1914 by Timothy Parsons Summary

Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment of extensive colonies and protectorates in Egypt, India, China, and the Ottoman Empire. Parsons explores the cultural, political, economic, and social implications of British authority in these areas and he describes the various ways in which subject peoples contested and adapted to the expansion of the British Crown. --From publisher's description.

Collected Dog Stories

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Collected Dog Stories by Rudyard Kipling Summary

Rudyard Kipling here turns his hand to the canine world. Each delightful story centres around a particular dog - whether 'Toby Dog', - 'The Black Aberdeen', or 'A Sea Dog' - and reveals the creature's relation to his human counterpart. The works demonstrate once again Kipling's remarkable skill at delighting adults and children alike.

Rudyard Kipling's Fiction

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Rudyard Kipling's Fiction by Lizzy Welby Summary

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture Series edited by Julian Wolfreys Drawing on provocative research, volumes in the series provide timely revisions of the nineteenth-century's literature and culture Rudyard Kipling's Fiction: Mapping Psychic Spaces Lizzy Welby Reads Kipling's fiction through the lens of French feminism to reinstate the abjected maternal feminine in his art This study provides an entirely new reading of Kipling's fiction using the feminist psychoanalytic methodology of Julia Kristeva and Hélène Cixous, focusing particularly on ideas of the abjected maternal feminine. It examines Kipling's ambivalent relationship to the India of his childhood and the 'loss' of his mother figures. In doing so, it peels back the layers of masculine bravado that continues to characterize Kipling's fiction to reveal a valorized 'feminine' space. From readings of the 1888 story 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep' through The Jungle Book and Stalky & Co., Kim, The Day's Work, Puck of Pook's Hill and Rewards and Fairies, Lizzy Welby demonstrates that Kipling created ways of rediscovering a symbolised feminine landscape as a restorative space, which was part of his 'psychic mapping'. Key Features: Demonstrates a steady development through Kipling's long and extensive writing career Provides insights into the man and his art as well as providing a new way of reading Kipling References a considerable range of scholarly and biographical work on Kipling, historical and cultural studies of nineteenth century India Offers close reading of passages from Kipling's fiction, showing how a feminised landscape is violated by (masculine) technological developments Dr Lizzy Welby is a creative and critical writer specialising in the works of Julia Kristeva and Hélène Cixous. She has published articles and chapters on Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath and Angela Carter. In 2012, she was awarded third place at the Bridport Prize for Short Fiction for her story 'Jugged Hare'. She lives in London and teaches at the College Francais Bilingue de Londres. In 2014 she won first prize in the Lorian Hemingway short story competition for a story entitled 'The Breakers' s'.

The Athenæum

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The Man Who Would Be King

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Features five of the author's best early stories: title selection plus "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy" and "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes."