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by Isabel Quigly,Rudyard Kipling
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  • Author:
    Isabel Quigly,Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN:
    0199555036
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    978-0199555031
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2009)
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    368 pages
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When I discovered recently there was a Complete Stalky and Co. with five more stories I purchased it immediately

When I discovered recently there was a Complete Stalky and Co. with five more stories I purchased it immediately. I just wish so much that Rudyard Kipling was still alive so I could ask him, well, what happened next?

First published in 1899, Stalky and Co. is a collection of school stories based on Kipling's own experiences at the .

First published in 1899, Stalky and Co. is a collection of school stories based on Kipling's own experiences at the United Services College. Kipling himself appears as the central character called Beetle and through him shows how school is a pattern-maker for the experiences of life.

Rudyard Kipling, Isabel Quigly. Kipling portrays school as the first stage of a much larger game, a pattern-maker for the experiences of life. Implied throughout the stories is the question 'What happened to these fifteen-year-old boys, and how did the lessons they learned at school apply to the world of warfare and imperial government?'. The stories are based on Kipling's own school, the United Services College at Westward Ho! in Devon, which prepared boys destined for the army or for colonial service; Kipling himself appears as the subordinate character, Beetle. The complete Stalky & Co Oxford World's Classics. Rudyard Kipling, Isabel Quigly. Издание: переиздание. First published in 1899, Stalky and Co. Результаты поиска по книге. В этой книге найдено 57 ст. соответствующих запросу "began".

Stalky & Co. is a novel by Rudyard Kipling, about adolescent boys at a British boarding school. It was first published in 1899 (following serialisation in the Windsor Magazine). Reflecting its origins, the novel is episodic in nature, with self-contained chapters. It is set at an unnamed school referred to as the College or the Coll. which is based on the United Services College in Devon, which Kipling attended

The Complete Stalky & Co. book.

The Complete Stalky & Co.

Books Books Fiction General - Fiction. Stalky & Co. (1899), by Rudyard Kipling (Oxford World Classics). Shipped in 8 to 10 working days. is a collection of school stories based on Kipling's own . Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India. He went to school in England and then returned to India to be a writer and a journalist. About the Author: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India. He went to school in England and then returned to India to be a writer and a journalist

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First published in 1899, Stalky and Co. is a collection of school stories based on Kipling's own experiences at the United Services College. Kipling himself appears as the central character called Beetle and through him shows how school is a pattern-maker for the experiences of life.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Waiso
I first read Stalky and Co many years ago when I was at Boarding School and it became one of my favorite books. When I discovered recently there was a Complete Stalky and Co. with five more stories I purchased it immediately. It is still one of my favorite books and I thoroughly enjoyed the five new tales. I just wish so much that Rudyard Kipling was still alive so I could ask him, well, what happened next?
Gugrel
This might be the best British boarding school tale done from Victorian times. Unlike Tom Brown's School Days, which is an equally good piece of fiction, but with idealized characters, the boys in this fiction behave much like modern boys would act in similar circumstances. They are at once both delightfully mischievous and energetic,lacking in the same teenage restraints, and morally indignnant to perceived injustice. Like modern teens,both cunning and impulsive at the same time, these boys seem very real. The multiple story lines and well drawn characters remind you of a Dickens novel, and add interest and entertainment value to the tale. The only drawback, and it was annoying but not distracting, was the improper punctuation and Latin phrasing in places, but that was due to the transcritpion to kindle use, and not to Kipling himself. I heartily recommend this novella. It is simply literary art at its best.
Inabel
It bothers me just a wee bit that amazon will charge its highest prices for ebooks that are not the best versions on its own site. Please consider the illustrated Stalky for 0.99, not this. The text has only a passing acquaintance with punctuation and no idea at all of Latin phrasing. This makes understanding the authentic schoolboy slang of the time impossible.
Flash_back
When I was young I had a serious Kipling period, but not so serious that I bought all his stuff. To get all the Stalky stories you had to buy various books that I did not want to buy and keep. Or so I thought. In The Complete Stalky you get all the stories in one volume.
The present day young probably won't like the book much for it describes something that is mostly history, but I am old enough to have seen a very authoritarian school system and when I read the book the first time I recognised all the teachers.
Gaua
I didn't think I'd like this one, it's one of the more "mundane" Kipling books, but I was weirdly into it. Probably my second favorite after Kim.
INwhite
The Kindle version can be hard to read, given the inconsistent punctuation - you have to figure out where the quotation marks should be, most of the time. Then again, you get what you pay for.
Saberblade
I just finished reading Dixon's "On the Psychology of Military Incompetence" before I decided to read "Stalky & Co." S&C was one of my mother's favorites, that somehow I had never read. It was odd reading it in the shadow of Dixon's work, as he comments at length on the effect that the English Public Schools had on the British officer corps. It was enjoyable, a good tale of 3 teen's life and experiences while away from their families living at a boarding school typical of late 19th century England. The schoolmaster and staff are in loco parentis, and to be dealt with as best that teens can deal with those in power over them. The lessons are not all in the classroom, and eventually do lead into the real world, in the service of the Empire. As in the Harry Potter series, there is bullying, by early 21st century standards, or in its own time, justice as administered by the boys. One might consider "Lord of the Flies", but there there was no adult influence, as there is in Stalky & Co. The English Public School is typically a closed society, and teachers cannot be everywhere. Thus the teenagers learned to govern themselves. This is how the English upper class was made. A good book, and I waited far too late in life to read it. Admirable and interesting characters in a situation that was far from ideal, people who are in many ways worth emulating.
This is an abysmal recording of Stalky and Co. Read by some vapid, arch young woman who doesn't get sarcasm or irony. In that marvelous scene early on in which M'Turk sees the keeper poaching a vixen in cubbing season, goes all feudal and Irish, and confronts the landowner, the silly besom reads it as if it's Eeyore confronting Piglet. That scene was funny to me when I was 7 and I didn't even understand most of it. And she's American. I am actually going to trash the tape to the publisher. Regardless of non PC stuff, I love Kipling, especially Stalky, Kim, and Puck. Every summer holidays since I was quite young, I began ceremoniously by reading Stalky , Kim, and The Sword in the Stone. A great story, ruined by a reader who does not understand it. Soporific.