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Traffics and discoveries by Rudyard Kipling

Traffics and discoveries (original 1904; edition 1904)

by Rudyard Kipling, Leonard Kebler (Donor.), Halsted B. VanderPoel (Donor.)

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Title:Traffics and discoveries
Authors:Rudyard Kipling
Other authors:Leonard Kebler (Donor.), Halsted B. VanderPoel (Donor.)
Info:London : Macmillan, 1904.
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Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling (1904)



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Somewhat disappointed in the stories; in some, the action was a bit hard to follow, with the dialect and/or jargon being so thick. The idealized Army story seemed more like a wish-list than any attempt to entertain, and the "ghost story" "They" didn't really have much of an impact. ( )
  EricCostello | Aug 27, 2017 |
Book Description: New York: Doubleday, Page and Co. 1904. First American edition, 8vo, vi & 363pp.; minor wear to top and bottom of spine, else a near fine copy in original green cloth with caravel design on front cover in black and gilt lettering and spine. Livingston, 290.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
Short stories, each preceded by a verse, mainly on the subject of war, soldiering and sailoring. I doubt RK would have called it his best work, and much does not stand the test of time, though there is a fine petty officer who appears in several stories.

My favourite is the description of careering around the Kent countryside in a steam car. You can feel the masculine love of new gadgets shining from the page. ( )
  sarahemmm | Apr 28, 2010 |
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling, born 30 December 1865 - 18 January 1936 was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. "Traffics and Discoveries" is a collection of short stories. Also includes the stories ""The Captive","The Bonds of Discipline", "A Sahibs' War", "The Comprehension of Private Copper", "Steam Tactics", "Wireless", "The Army of a Dream", "They", "Mrs. Bathurst", and "Below The Mills". (Excerpt from Wikipedia)… (more)

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