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In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of Ghor, Lord of the Hazarahs, spiritual and military heir to Alexander the Great. The true story of Josiah Harlan, a Pennsylvania Quaker and the first American ever to enter Afghanistan, has never been told before, yet the life and writings of this extraordinary man echo down the centuries, as America finds itself embroiled once more in the land he first explored and described 180 years ago. Soldier, spy, doctor, naturalist, traveler, and writer, Josiah Harlan wanted to be a king, with all the imperialist hubris of his times. In an extraordinary twenty-­year journey around Central Asia, he was variously employed as surgeon to the Maharaja of Punjab, revolutionary agent for the exiled Afghan king, and then commander in chief of the Afghan armies. In 1838, he set . . .

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What happens when two British adventurers set out to be the kings of a remote corner of Afghanistan. An enhanced version of Rudyard Kiplings classic story. Features an original biography of the author plus more.

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"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as the European-­like appearance of many Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolf Schlagintweit to colonial administrators. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-­story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency . . .

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Dieses eBook: "Der Mann, der König sein wollte / The Man Who Would be King - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-­Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-­English)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Diese Zweisprachige Ausgabe hilft dem Leser Rudyard Kipling besser zu verstehen und zu interpretieren, ist praktisch beim Nachschlagen und sehr nützlich um Englisch / Deutsch als Fremdsprache zu Lernen oder zu Lehren.
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Der Mann, der König sein wollte / The Man Who Would be King - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-­Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-­English)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This bilingual edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Rudyard Kipling better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching German / English language through classic literature.
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Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. This new selection brings together the best of his short writings, following the development of his work over fifty years. They take us from the harsh, cruel, vividly realized world of the 'Indian' stories that made his name, through the experimental modernism of his middle period to the highly-­wrought subtleties of his later pieces. Including the tale of insanity and empire, 'The Man Who Would Be King', the high-­spirited 'The Village that Voted the Earth Was Flat', the fable of childhood cruelty and revenge 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep', the menacing psychological study 'Mary Postgate' and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in 'The Gardener', here are stories of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness and murder.

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Features 5 of the author's best early stories: title selection plus "The Phantom Rickshaw,­" "Wee Willie Winkie,­" "Without Benefit of Clergy" and "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes.­"

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"The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories" is a classic collection of some of the most loved short stories of Rudyard Kipling. Contained here in this volume are the following short stories: The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Phantom 'Rickshaw; Gemini; A Wayside Comedy; At Twenty-­Two; The Education of Otis Yeere; The Hill of Illusion; Dray Wara Yow Dee; The Judgment of Dungara; With the Main Guard; In Flood Time; Only a Subaltern; Baa Baa, Black Sheep; At the Pit's Mouth; Black Jack; On the City Wall; and The Man Who Would be King.

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The first full-­scale life of the controversial, greatly admired yet often underrated director/producer who was known as “Otto the Terrible.­”

Nothing about Otto Preminger was small, trivial, or self-­denying, from his privileged upbringing in Vienna as the son of an improbably successful Jewish lawyer to his work in film and theater in Europe and, later, in America.

His range as a director was remarkable: romantic comedies (The Moon Is Blue); musicals (Carmen Jones; Porgy and Bess); courtroom dramas (The Court-­Martial of Billy Mitchell; Anatomy of a Murder); adaptations of classic plays (Shaw's Saint Joan, screenplay by Graham Greene); political melodrama (Advise and Consent); war films (In Harm's Way); film noir (Laura; Angel Face; Bunny Lake Is Missing). He directed sweeping sagas (from The Cardinal and Exodus to Hurry Sundown) and small-­scale pictures, adapting Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse with Arthur Laurents and Nelson Algren's The Man with the Golden Arm.

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The first full-­scale life of the controversial, greatly admired yet often underrated director/producer who was known as "Otto the Terrible.­"

Nothing about Otto Preminger was small, trivial, or self-­denying, from his privileged upbringing in Vienna as the son of an improbably successful Jewish lawyer to his work in film and theater in Europe and, later, in America.

His range as a director was remarkable: romantic comedies (The Moon Is Blue); musicals (Carmen Jones; Porgy and Bess); courtroom dramas (The Court-­Martial of Billy Mitchell; Anatomy of a Murder); adaptations of classic plays (Shaw's Saint Joan, screenplay by Graham Greene); political melodrama (Advise and Consent); war films (In Harm's Way); film noir (Laura; Angel Face; Bunny Lake Is Missing). He directed sweeping sagas (from The Cardinal and Exodus to Hurry Sundown) and small-­scale pictures, adapting Franç­oise Sagan's...

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Rudyard Kipling is one of the most magical storytellers in the English language. This new selection brings together the best of his short writings, following the development of his work over fifty years. They take us from the harsh, cruel, vividly realized world of the 'Indian' stories that made his name, through the experimental modernism of his middle period to the highly-­wrought subtleties of his later pieces. Including the tale of insanity and empire, 'The Man Who Would Be King', the high-­spirited 'The Village that Voted the Earth Was Flat', the fable of childhood cruelty and revenge 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep', the menacing psychological study 'Mary Postgate' and the ambiguous portrayal of grief and mourning in 'The Gardener', here are stories of criminals, ghosts, femmes fatales, madness and murder.

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FEATURES:      •     Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations      •     A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book      •     Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book      •     Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standards Check out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary classics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, free audiobook download link at the end of the book, navigable Table of Contents, and are fully formatted. Browse our library collection by typing in ngims or ngims plus the title you're looking for, e.­g. ngims Gulliver's Travels. Free ebooks on the web are not organized for easy reading, littered with text errors and often have missing contents. You will not find another beautifully formatted classic literature ebook that is well-­designed with amazing artworks and illustrations and a link to download free audiobook for a very low price like this . . .

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Webster’s paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-­to-­Chinese Traditional thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling was edited for three audiences. The first includes Chinese Traditional-­speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL® or TOEIC® preparation program. The second audience includes English-­speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Chinese Traditional speakers enrolled in English-­speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Chinese Traditional in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement® (AP®) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition when . . .

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The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India, who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the "white Raja" of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity, for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as the European-­like appearance of many Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolph Schlagintweit to colonial administrators.­The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, published by A H Wheeler & Co of Allahabad in 1888). It also appeared in Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories in 1895, and in numerous later editions of that collection.­A radio adaption was broadcast . . .

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- Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, The Man Who Would Be King is the gripping tale of two European adventurers in India who succeed in their plan to become kings of a local tribe and are even worshiped as gods until events take an unexpected turn...

- Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as it would have been when first published over a century ago, the novel is one of the great works of English literature and continues to be widely read throughout the world.

- This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text.

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"My gord, Carnehan,­" says Daniel, "This is a tremenjus business, and we've got the whole country as far as it's worth having.­"

Literature’s most famous adventure story, this stirring tale of two happy-­go-­lucky British ne’re-­do-­wells trying to carve out their own kingdom in the remote mountains of Afghanistan has also proved over time to be a work of penetrating and lasting political insight—amidst its raucous humor and swashbuckling bravado is a devastatingly astute dissection of imperialism and its heroic pretensions.

Written when he was only 22 years old, the tale also features some of Rudyard Kipling’s most crystalline prose, and one of the most beautifully rendered, spectacularly exotic settings he ever used. Best of all, it features two of his most unforgettable characters, the ultra-­vivid Cockneys Peachy Carnahan and Daniel Dravot, who impart to the story its ultimate, astonishing twist: it is both a tragedy and a triumph.

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Includes: The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Phantom Rickshaw; The Hill of Illusion; Dray Wara Yow Dee; With the Main Guard; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; At the Pit's Mouth; On the City Wall -

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Diese Ausgabe hat das Ziel, das Lesen der englischen Sprache Klassikern zu erleichtern. Dieses eBook enthält ein Glossar mit Definition in Deutsch für viele Wörter in dem ursprünglichen Text. Um die Bedeutung eines Wortes zu sehen müssen Sie nur darauf klicken! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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