Author(s): Kipling, Rudyard,
Date of Publication: 25/01/2018,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Imprint: Alma Classics,
Published By: Alma Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Classic fiction
First published in 1921, this volume collects some of the most comical stories Kipling published throughout his writing career.
These tales derive their humour from absurd situations - a drunken Irish soldier waking up to find himself worshipped as a god in the Indian holy city of Benares, a monkey let loose in an English village - and from lampooning the attitudes and discourses of the time.
While presenting many aspects which will be familiar to Kipling readers - rollicking adventures, exotic locales and an interest in the animal world - these Humorous Tales explore the more light-hearted and amusing side to the great master's work.