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The Wish House and Other Stories

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Written by Rudyard KiplingAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rudyard Kipling
Edited by Craig RaineAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Craig Raine
Introduction by Craig RaineAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Craig Raine

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 492 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: September 10, 2002
  • Price: $23.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-6602-2 (0-8129-6602-3)
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Rudyard Kipling, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907, has long been considered an important and vibrant, even controversial, storyteller and poet. The Wish House and Other Stories is a collection of Kipling’s finest works, including the stories “In the House of Suddhoo,” “The Disturber of Traffic,” and “The Eye of Allah,” the poems “The Runners,” “The Return of the Children,” and “The Last Ode,” and his famous story about Afghanistan, “The Man Who Would Be King.” Each piece was selected by poet and scholar Craig Raine, who writes in his Preface, “We need to think about Kipling. He is our greatest short-story writer, but one whose achievement is more complex and surprising than even his admirers recognize.”


“There will always be plenty in Kipling that I will find difficult to forgive; but there is also enough truth in these stories to make them impossible to ignore.” —Salman Rushdie