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From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches

From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches
Letters of Travel

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108033695

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  • First published in book form in 1899, and reissued here in the 1928 Macmillan edition, this two-volume collection contains a series of letters and travel reports originally written for newspapers by the young Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) on his journeys around India, Burma, China, Japan and the United States between 1887 and 1889. The 1907 Nobel Prize winner's characteristic fluid writing style is already apparent in these funny, poignant and vivid articles and short stories. Providing revealing insights into Kipling's notions of imperialism and Englishness, the works also reflect the writer's keen observational powers, and a telling intelligent self-awareness of his own cultural prejudices. Volume 2 contains the remainder of From Sea to Sea, covering the American west coast, Salt Lake City and Chicago, and describing an encounter with Mark Twain as 'a moment to be remembered.' This is followed by several short stories including The City of Dreadful Night.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108033695
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    From Sea to Sea continued:
    25. Tells how I dropped into politics and the tenderer sentiments
    26. Takes me through Bret Harte's country, and to Portland with 'Old Man California'
    27. Shows how I caught salmon in the Clackamas
    28. Takes me from Vancouver to the Yellowstone National Park
    29. Shows how Yankee Jim introduced me to Diana of the Crossways on the Banks of the Yellowstone and how a German Jew said I was no true citizen
    30. Shows how I entered Mazanderan of the Persian and saw devils of every colour, and some trooper
    31. Ends with the Cañon of the Yellowstone
    32. Of the American army and the City of the Saints
    33. How I met certain people of importance between Salt Lake and Omaha
    34. Across the Great Divide, and how the Man Gring showed me the garments of the Ellewomen
    35. How I struck Chicago, and how Chicago struck me
    36. How I found peace at Musquash on the Monongahela
    37. An interview with Mark Twain
    The City of Dreadful Night:
    1. A real live city
    2. The reflections of a savage
    3. The council of the gods
    4. On the banks of the Hughli
    5. With the Calcutta Police
    6. The city of Dreadful Night
    7. Deeper and deeper still
    8. Concerning Lucia
    Among the Railway Folk:
    1. A railway settlement
    2. The shops
    3. Vulcan's Forge
    The Giridih Coal-Fields:
    1. On the surface
    2. In the depths
    3. The perils of the pits
    In an Opium Factory
    The Smith Administration: The cow-house jirga
    A bazar dhulip
    The hands of justice
    The Serai Cabal
    The story of a king
    The great census
    The killing of Hatim Tai
    A self-made man
    The vengeance of Lal Beg
    Hunting a miracle
    The explanation of Mir Baksh
    A letter from Golam Singh
    The writing of Yakub Khan
    A king's ashes
    The bride's progress
    A district at play
    What it comes to
    The opinions of Gunner Barnabas.

  • Author

    Rudyard Kipling

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