The Jungle Books

Autor Rudyard Kipling
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 3 apr 2014
Kipling's best-loved work, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.These delectable and collectable editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

The story of Mowgli,the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as the bear Baloo, the graceful black panther Bagheera and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. Other animal stories inThe Jungle Booksrange from the dramatic battle between good and evil in 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' to the macabre comedy 'The Undertakers'. WithThe Jungle BooksRudyard Kipling drew on ancient beast fables, Buddhist philosophy and memories of his Anglo-Indian childhood to create a rich, symbolic portrait of man and nature, and an eternal classic of childhood.

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. In 1882 Kipling started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches and poems - notablyPlain Tales from the Hills(1888) - which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. His most famous works includeThe Jungle Book(1894),Kim(1901) and theJust So Stories(1902). Kipling refused to accept the role of Poet Laureate and other civil honours, but he was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907. He died in 1936.

Jan Montefiore has taught at the University of Kent since 1978, where she is now Professor of 20th Century English Literature. She is the author ofMen and Women Writers of the 1930s(1996);Arguments of Heart and Mind:Selected Essays 1977-2000(2002);Feminism and Poetry(3rd edition, 2004); andRudyard Kipling(2007).

Kaori Nagai is a Research Associate at the University of Kent and author ofEmpire of Analogies(2006). She has also introduced Kobo Abe'sFace of Anotherand Kipling'sPlain Tales from the Hillsfor Penguin
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ISBN-13: 9780141394626
ISBN-10: 0141394625
Pagini: 448
Dimensiuni: 138 x 204 x 40 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865 and started work as a journalist in India in 1882. His most famous works includeThe Jungle Books(1894),Kim(1901) and theJust So Stories(1902). He died in 1936, having become he first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907.

Jan Montefiore is Professor of 20th Century English Literature at the University of Kent. Her most recent book isRudyard Kipling(2007).

Kaori Nagai is a Research Associate at the University of Kent and author ofEmpire of Analogies(2006).


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The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the `Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther.The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the theme of self-discovery, and the nature of the `Law'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Contains extra material for young readers including curiosities, a glossary and a test yourself section


The incantatory text of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books still rewards reading aloud.
The Jungle Book was one of those rare books that I felt I was actually living as I read it.
Around a century ago, Rudyard Kipling laid the foundations of modern children's literature with works such as The Jungle Book, Just So Stories and Puck of Pook's Hill. Far from the fusty Victorian conventions of the time, they were wild, magnificent stories that felt as though they'd always existed, stories people might have told each other in the caves.
The stories are timeless, carefully crafted classics, and although they're intended for children, there is no doubt in my mind that this terrific book will appeal equally to young and old
The superlative story-telling is world-renowned... a good edition of these classics