Plain Tales from the Hills
Penguin Books Limited, 1990/08/30 - 304 ページ
Originally written for the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette, the stories were intended for a provincial readership familiar with the pleasures and miseries of colonial life. For the subsequent English edition, Kipling revised the tales so as to recreate as vividly as possible the sights and smells of India for those at home. Yet far from being a celebration of Empire, Kipling's stories tell of 'heat and bewilderment and wasted effort and broken faith'. He writes brilliantly and hauntingly about the barriers between the races, the classes and the sexes; and about innocence, not transformed into experience but implacably crushed.
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Review: Plain Tales from the Hillsユーザー レビュー - Elisabeth - Goodreads
I found this collection of short stories, all dealing with the life of British military and civilians in colonial India, very much a mixed bag. (That seems to be my reaction to Kipling in general ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Plain Tales from the Hillsユーザー レビュー - Hazel - Goodreads
Thanks to Keely for reminding me of Kipling's short stories. This should be fun. ---------- This is Kipling's youthful work, and the stories are not sophisticated in structure, nor language. My ... レビュー全文を読む