From Sea to Sea and other sketches (vol I)
Macmillan Pocket Kipling: I want to go Home! I want to go back to India! I am miserable. The steamship Nawab at this time of the year ought to have been empty, instead of which we have one hundred first-class passengers and sixty-six second. All the pretty girls are in the latter class. -from No. VI Though he achieved lasting fame with his children’s tale The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling left us with a vast array of writing that has fallen into sad-and unwarranted-obscurity. This collection of notes and essays on his world travels reveals a man bursting with self-deprecating wit, keen observational powers, and an intelligent awareness of his own cultural biases and prejudices. First published in 1899, this volume serves as a delightful reminder of Kipling’s genius, and includes: . an account of attending the theater in Japan and visiting Shinto shrines . an exploration of India’s “city of elephants” and a meeting with “the naughty children of Iquique” . notes on a journey to San Francisco and the taking of tea with the “natives” there . an explanation of how to “manufacture ethnological theories at railroad speed” and much more.
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