Rudyard Kipling's (1865-1936) work is known and loved the world over by children and adults alike; it has been translated into many languages, and onto the cinema screen. This volume brings together for the first time some 86 uncollected short fictions. Almost all of them will be unfamiliar to readers; some are unrecorded in any bibliography; some are here published for the first time. Most of them come from Kipling's Indian years and show him experimenting with a great variety of forms and tones. We see the young Kipling enjoying the exercise of his craft; yet the voice that emerges throughout is always unmistakably his own, changing the scene every time the curtain is raised.
Thomas Pinney is professor of English, emeritus, at Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has edited Kipling's Something of Myself and Other Autobiographical Writings (Cambridge, 2013) and the Cambridge Edition of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling (Cambridge, 2013) as well as The Letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay (Cambridge, 2008). His History of Wine in America, 2 volumes, appeared in 1989 and 2005.