The Man Who Would Be King

by Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King
  • ISBN-13: 9791096315734
  • Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
  • Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • Publisher: Caurette Editions
  • Imprint: Caurette Editions
  • Publication Date: 14-11-2013
  • Format: h/b

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India, end of the 19th Century. Two former British servicemen, the determined and unscrupulous Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan, dream of becoming Kings of Kafiristan, the legendary country where no European has set foot since Alexander the Great. While many readers will already be familiar with Kipling's story, few will be aware that Dravot and Carnehan were accompanied by French illustrator Armel Gaulme on their journey into Kafiristan. Gaulme's task, it seems, was to document their adventure in a series of notebooks. However, until very recently, these notebooks were believed lost. It is only by chance that they were recently rediscovered and the etchings of this third man brought to light.
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India, end of the 19th Century. Two former British servicemen, the determined and unscrupulous Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan, dream of becoming Kings of Kafiristan, the legendary country where no European has set foot since Alexander the Great. While many readers will already be familiar with Kipling's story, few will be aware that Dravot and Carnehan were accompanied by French illustrator Armel Gaulme on their journey into Kafiristan. Gaulme's task, it seems, was to document their adventure in a series of notebooks. However, until very recently, these notebooks were believed lost. It is only by chance that they were recently rediscovered and the etchings of this third man brought to light.

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