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Short Stories 2: The Friendly Brook and Other Stories

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 2 pages
Published March 31st 1977 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 1971)
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Feb 21, 2010 Raj rated it it was ok
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This was an odd collection of Kipling's stories. There wasn't much of the Empire-drum-banging that is so often associated with Kipling; most of these stories were written after his return to England and disillusionment with the country, particularly after the Great War. The War runs through a lot of these stories, a vein of terrible sadness, Kipling's son having died in it.

With a lot of the stories I felt that I didn't get some of the context that surrounded them. They were written about a hundr
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Mar 16, 2014 Martin Rundkvist rated it really liked it
These stories range widely from one setting to another, each with its own unexplained allusions and terminology. Yet I found most of them quite fascinating. The Kipling Society's web site offers the detailed explanatory notes that the book lacks.

One recurring theme I saw in several stories to my surprise was that Kipling has great sympathy for women who love men and bear children out of wedlock.
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as
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