The Man Who Would be King

Rudyard Rudyard Kipling

Alistair J.P Sims (Preface)

Books on the Hill Press



ISBN: 9781913603144


Publication date: 12 June 2021



The man Who Would Be King is arguably the best and certainly the last story that Kipling wrote while living in India. This story encapsulated Kipling’s contradictions. In This Classic Kipling tale, two British adventures set out to become kings of Kafiristan and make their fortune. They concoct a plan to impress the locals with their guns and military know how, and their scheme gets off to a promising start. But as their miniature empire expands, they begin to lose their grip – on the situation and their sanity.