Condition: Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear. Red linen boards w/edge rubs to spine. Buddhist backwards swastika (left-facing arms) symbol to front. Vintage, Authorized, Revised Edition of 1913, w/a biographical sketch by Charles Eliot Norton (1827 - 1908). Of this collection of 42 short stories, 28 are as originally published in the Civil and Military Gazette; a daily English language newspaper founded in 1872 in British India. See images for the condition of this book.
Blurb: First published in 1888, Plain Tales from the Hills was Kipling's first volume of prose fiction. Most of the stories it includes had already appeared in the Civil and Military Gazette they were written before he reached the age of 22; and they show a remarkably precocious literary talent. His vignettes of life in British India a hundred years ago give vivid insight into Anglo-India at work and play, into a barrack-room life, and into the character of Indians themselves.