The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories written by Rudyard Kipling.The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle."

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Gwangi
Gwangi
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 04:07:35 +0100

I just finished reading the wonderful JUNGLE BOOKS by RUDYARD KIPLING to my sons. They are a perennial favorite of mine (as is KIM). However, I couldn't recommend them for reading to children without pointing out that the language can be quite difficult. This is mostly because of all the setting specific diction. Kipling's familiarity with India led him to heavily spice his tales with local terminology, place names, and concepts. Add to this the sometimes antiquated diction of the late 1800's… (more)



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Language: English

Published in: 1894

Word count: 50,772 words (≈ about 3 hours)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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