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The Man Who Would be King (illustrated):by Rudyard Kipling

“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 locating the story in eastern Afghanistan’s Kafiristan and the European-like appearance of many of Kafiristan’s Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on explorer Adolf Schlagintweit.

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The Man Who Would be King (illustrated)

  • The Man Who Would be King (1888) is a short story by Rudyard Kipling chronicling the adventures of two British men who become kings in Kafiristan (now a province of Afghanistan).

    Format: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

    Words count: 14,798

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 471 kb)

    Language: ENGLISH