Plain Tales from the Hills

Plain Tales from the Hills

by Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Oxford University
Reissue, ©2009, ISBN: 9780199538614
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Price: $11.95

First published in 1888, Plain Tales from the Hills was Kipling's first volume of prose fiction. His vignettes of life in British India give vivid insights into Anglo-India at work and play, and into the character of the Indians themselves. Witty, wry, sometimes cynical, these tales with their brevity and concentration of effect are landmarks in the history of the short story as an art-form

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Summary: These tales are anything but plain as Kipling takes us on rousing adventures, introduces us to terrifying ghosts, and makes India come alive.

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