|Series:||Pan 70th Anniversary|
A special edition of Ten Stories by Rudyard Kipling reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. This selection of Rudyard Kipling's short stories features ten of his most brilliant creations - a thrilling mix of mysteries, adventures, science fiction and horror. In these tales of shipwrecks and tidal waves, blackmailers and false kings, hallucinating poets and shell-shocked gardeners, Kipling uses the full force of his creative powers to devastating effect. An entertaining collection from the much loved author of The Jungle Book, and the first book ever published as a Pan paperback.
The first ever Pan paperback, reissued in honour of Pan's 70th birthday.
. . . some of the best short stories ever written -- John Masefield, Poet Laureate
Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year. They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous. He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.