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Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling
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Through stories touching on adultery, madness, alcoholism and death, Kipling paints a deeply unsettling portrait of the inhabitants of colonial Simla. Of particular interest is the author's tone of mordant satire, coupled with his typically adept characterisation. 'In the Matter of a Private' shows Kipling depicting the mutiny of a British soldier who, driven crazy by monotony and alcohol, shoots and kills a fellow soldier. 'At the Pit's Mouth' describes an adulterous woman's affair, cut short when her lover and his mare unceremoniously fall off a cliff. In Under the Deodars this perennially popular author displays a dark commitment to realism and an unforgiving, almost brutal, portrayal of human nature.

Author Biography

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India but came to England as a child. He is perhaps best remembered for his children's books Just So Stories and The Jungle Book, and for his novel Kim.
Release date Australia
September 24th, 2010
Foreword by Alex von Tunzelmann
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Hesperus Press Ltd
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