These witty stories were originally told by Rudyard Kipling to his own children. In them he gives fanciful accounts of how and why things came to be as they are. Generations of children have delighted to learn how the Leopard got his spots, how the...
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
The diverse tales selected for this volume display the astonishing virtuosity of Rudyard Kipling's early writings. A Nobel prize-winner, Kipling was phenomenally productive and imaginative, displaying a literary mastery of idioms, technology and technical terms, exotic locations, and social range. He gained immense popularity, becoming (as these stories indicate) the knowledgeable spokesman for a wide public. Later, although Kipling's right-wing views increasingly incurred hostility, his creativity remained formidable. In this rich collection, we encounter bold realism, poignant nostalgia, dark comedy, the vividly horrific, the exuberantly fanciful and the disturbingly uncanny.
This anthology of Rudyard Kipling`s greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. `The Man Who Would be King` is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people of Kafiristan. Other famous short stories included are: `Only a Subaltern`, `The Phantom Rickshaw`, `Wee Willie Winkle`, and `Baa Baa, Black Sheep`. `The Man Who Would be King` was made into a popular film in 1975, starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer and directed by John Huston
This collection reflects Maupassant's remarkable diversity, with stories that vary in theme and tone, and range from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. "Boule de Suife", his most famous tale exposes the brutality and hypocrisy of war. His stories are linked by irony and the frailty of human nature. Издание на английском языке.
"PEOPLE WILL KEEP READING FICTION as long as it provides an experience of pleasure and insight they can't find anywhere else," writes guest editor Jennifer Egan. "The Best American Short Stories 2014" provides pleasurable and insightful fiction that compels, surprises, and engages. From a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to the human face of American forces who have served in Afghanistan, from the rise and fall of an indie rocker to the fate of Madame Bovary's greyhound, the stories in this collection, according to Egan, explore "the wider world at this specific point in time."
"Of a sudden I realized that he was in the grip of some almost overpowering fear". Rudyard Kipling is best known for his novels and poetry, but his short stories reveal a far more sinister and macabre side to his imagination. In these three chilling and psychologically penetrating tales, Kipling portrays hauntings, loss, madness, terrible secrets and the darkness that lies within the human heart. This book includes "They", "Mary Postgate", and "The Gardener".