The Light That Failed
Kipling, Rudyard

Leipzig Germany: F.A. Brockhaus, 1922. 278 pages; a short printed Preface by the author states "This is the story of "The Light that Failed" as it was originally conceived by the Writer"; (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British author, "...There has yet been no writer of short stories in English to challenge his achievement, which ranges through space from India to the home counties, and through time from Stone Age man to the contemporary world of football matches and motor cars. These stories, moreover, exhibit every kind of treatment, from the farcical to the tragic, and their structures vary from the simplest anecdote to the most complex and allusive philosophical fiction, dense enough to support endless exegesis and commentary...not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane..." (Thomas Pinney in the ODNB).; one of the English Library series of authors published by Brockhaus; approx. 4 " x 6 1/4" size; bound in marbled paper covered boards, brown leather spine with 5 raised bands, gilt spine titles and rules, simple floral ornament in compartments, marbled endpapers; previous owner name on endpaper; some light edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; contents darkened; in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 24089)


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