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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 24, 2015
Pages 214
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517517205
ISBN-10 1517517206
Dimensions 0.49 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $8.53
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Man Who Would Be King (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as the European-like appearance of many Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolf Schlagintweit to colonial administrators. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature, the youngest person ever to receive this award. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book.

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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
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With Rudyard Kipling | New edition from Crw Pub Ltd (March 1, 2005)
9781904919551 | details & prices | 304 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.35
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Stories
About: Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language.
Paperback
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With Rudyard Kipling | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 24, 2015)
9781517517205 | details & prices | 214 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.49 in. | List price $8.53
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Stories
About: The Man Who Would Be King (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling.
With Rudyard Kipling | from Echo Library (August 1, 2011)
9781448008032 | details & prices | 92 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Stories
About: "My gord, Carnehan," says Daniel, "This is a tremenjus business, and we've got the whole country as far as it's worth having.
from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2007)
9781420929560 | details & prices | 168 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $9.99
About: "The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories" is a classic collection of some of the most loved short stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781904919551
 
With Rudyard Kipling | New edition from Crw Pub Ltd (March 1, 2005); titled "The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9781904919551 | details & prices | 304 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.35
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
About: Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1982); titled "Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9780884119951 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780192816740 Book cover for 9780192836298 Book cover for 9780486280516 Book cover for 9781419171680 Book cover for 9781448008032 Book cover for 9781517517205 Book cover for 9781853262098
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Rudyard Kipling | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 24, 2015); titled "The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9781517517205 | details & prices | 214 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.49 in. | List price $8.53
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
About: The Man Who Would Be King (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling.
With Rudyard Kipling | from Echo Library (August 1, 2011); titled "The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9781448008032 | details & prices | 92 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
About: "My gord, Carnehan," says Daniel, "This is a tremenjus business, and we've got the whole country as far as it's worth having.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004); titled "The Man Who Would Be King And Other Stories"
9781419171680 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.00 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Oxford Univ Pr (July 22, 1999)
9780192836298 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Arranged in the order of their original publication and written during Kipling's time as a journalist in India, these seventeen short stories explore the themes of isolation and abandonment and the effects of the Indian caste system on society.
from Wordsworth Editions Ltd (January 1, 1998); titled "Man Who Would Be King & Other Stories"
9781853262098 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $3.99
About: With an Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.
Unabridged edition from Dover Pubns (April 21, 1994); titled "The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9780486280516 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.00
With Louis L. Cornell, David Whyte, Steve Tombs | Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (April 1, 1987)
9780192816740 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.95
This edition also contains The Corporate Criminal: Why Corporations Must Be Abolished
About: A collection of stories features the tale of two ex-British soldiers who try to establish their own kingdom
CD/Spoken Word
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With Rebecca Burns (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (June 30, 2005); titled "The Man Who Would Be King: & Other Stories"
9781400100460 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.99
Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (June 30, 2005); titled "The Man Who Would Be King: And Other Stories"
9781400150465 | details & prices | List price $19.99
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Dercum Pr Audio (May 1, 1987); titled "The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories"
9781556560477 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $16.95
About: With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.

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