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Puck of Pook's Hill

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Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling; Illustrated by By H. R. Millar, 1906. Containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. The stories are all narrated to two children living near Burwash, in the area of Kipling's own house Bateman's, by people magically plucked out of history by the elf Puck, or told by Puck himself. (Puck, who refers to himself as "the oldest Old Thing in England", is better known as a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.) The genres of particular stories range from authentic historical novella to children's fantasy. Each story is bracketed by a poem which relates in some manner to the theme or subject of the story. Donald Mackenzie, who wrote the introduction for the Oxford World's Classics edition of Puck of Pook's Hill in 1987, has described this book as an example of archaeological imagination that, in fragments, delivers a look at the history of England, climaxing with the signing of... More > the Magna Carta.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300352402
Edition
2013
Published
March 16, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
2.9 MB
Product ID
20921244

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