Stalky and Co. by Rudyard Kipling audiobook

Stalky and Co.

By Rudyard Kipling
Read by Gideon Emery

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664449275

  • ISBN: 9781664557109

Runtime: 6.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Stalky & Co. is a book published in 1899 (following serialization in the Windsor Magazine) by Rudyard Kipling, about adolescent boys at a British boarding school. It is a collection of linked short stories in format, with some information about the charismatic Stalky character in later life. The character Beetle, one of the main trio, is partly based on Kipling himself. Stalky is based on Lionel Dunsterville, M'Turk is based on George Charles Beresford, Mr King is based on William Carr Crofts. The school, which is referred to as the College or the Coll. is based on the United Services College in Devon which Kipling attended. The stories have elements of revenge, the macabre (dead cats), bullying and violence, and hints about sex, making them far from childish or idealized, unlike the typical school story. The critic Edmund Wilson, in The Wound and the Bow, was both shocked and uncomprehending about them. For example, Beetle pokes fun at an earlier, more earnest, boys' book, Eric, or, Little by Little, thus flaunting his more worldly outlook.

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Author Bio: Rudyard Kipling

Author Bio: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English