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  • Néerlandais Uit de bergen

    Rudyard Kipling

    Uit de bergen is een van de vroegste werken van Rudyard Kipling, voornamelijk bekend van Het jungleboek, en een klassieker in zijn genre. Uit de bergen is een verzameling van 40 verhalen die zich vrijwel allemaal afspelen in Hill Station in Simla, waar alle Indiase Britten hun zomers doorbrengen. In de verhalen, die allemaal simpel van opbouw lijken maar uiteindelijk messcherp tonen hoe het leven in Brits-Indië eraan toe gaat, komen al enkele van de personages voor die Kipling ook in zijn verdere werk opvoert. Met deze geestige, wrange en soms cynische verhalen toont Kipling zich een meester in de kunst van het korte verhaal.

  • Dieren in de wildernis, beter bekend als Het Jungleboek, is een verzameling verhalen over het jongetje Mowgli dat door dieren in het oerwoud wordt opgevoed. Hoewel het boek vooral door de Disneyfilm Jungle Book uit 1967 bekend is geworden, is het verhaal van Dieren in de wildernis op veel punten anders.

    In het eerste deel maken we kennis met Mowgli die wordt opgevoed door wolven, en in het oerwoud bevriend raakt met allerlei dieren voordat hij weer teruggaat naar de beschaving en door een familie wordt geadopteerd. In de andere verhalen in het boek spelen dieren de hoofdrol, zoals een witte zeehond en een mangoest.

    Behalve de Disneyfilm zijn er vele bewerkingen van deze verhalen gemaakt, waaronder meerdere films, een strip en een liederencyclus.

  • When Harvey, the spoiled fifteen-year-old son of a railroad tycoon, falls overboards, he is saved by a fishing boat. The gruff and hearty crew teach him about fishing and life on the boat. A fun, thrilling adventure on the sea, "Captains Courageous" from 1897 is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America.

  • In this classic, the titular "Puck of Pook's Hill" magically plucks stories out of history, to the amusement of two children. Vikings, knights, roman soldiers and seafarers turn up in this series of fantasy short stories, set in many different periods in history.

  • Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" - one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and adapted numerous times. Most people know the 1967 animated movie with Phil Harris as the charismatic bear Baloo. 2016 saw Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Lupita Nyong'o in a live-action Disney movie. And even Marvel Comics has had their hands on this classic coming-of-age tale of the importance of family and belonging.

  • ´Imagine-toiqu`au temps jadis, l`Éléphant n`avait pas de trompe. Il n`avait qu`un nez noiraud, courtaud, et gros comme une botte. Il pouvait bien le tortiller de droite et de gauche, mais non pas ramasser des choses avec.`



    ´LEnfant déléphant` (1902) est un conte racontant pourquoi la trompe de léléphant est si grande.

  • Néerlandais Drie soldaten

    Rudyard Kipling

    De drie soldaten van de gelijknamige korteverhalenbundel Drie soldaten (1899) zijn Learoyd, Mulvaney en Kipling, die we kennen van Plain Tales from the Hills (1888). Deze Britse soldaten zijn gestationeerd in Afghanistan. Vanuit hun perspectief krijgen we een kant te zien van de nadagen van het Britse Koninkrijk die zelden wordt vertoond. De soldaten spreken hun meerdere tegen, houden elkaar voor de gek, maar tegelijkertijd worden we deelgenoot van de verschrikkelijke oorlog in het Midden-Oosten. Dat wil zeggen, het gebied rond India, dat destijds door Engeland als het Midden-Oosten gezien. Door de ogen van de soldaten zien we hoe India geleidelijk aan uit de handen van het Britse Koninkrijk glipt.

  • "Imagine-toi qu'au temps jadis, l'Éléphant n'avait pas de trompe. Il n'avait qu'un nez noiraud, courtaud, et gros comme une botte. Il pouvait bien le tortiller de droite et de gauche, mais non pas ramasser des choses avec."

    "L'Enfant d'éléphant" (1902) est un conte racontant pourquoi la trompe de l'éléphant est si grande.

  • Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen year old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure's, beginning with the November 1896 edition.

  • Puck of Pook's Hill is a children's book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of history. The stories are all told to two children living near Pevensey by people magically plucked out of history by Puck.

  • Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" - one of the most recognizable tunes of all time? The adventures of the young boy, Mowgli, raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, have been praised since their publication and adapted numerous times. Most people know the 1967 animated movie with Phil Harris as the charismatic bear Baloo. 2016 saw Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, and Lupita Nyong`o in a live-action Disney movie. And even Marvel Comics has had their hands on this classic coming-of-age tale of the importance of family and belonging.

  • Anglais Kim

    Rudyard Kipling

    "Kim" is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the British Empire, around the time of the Second Afghan War. It tells the story of the street-wise orphan Kimball O'Hara, a highly moral Irish-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed in the "Great Game" (a term coined by Kipling himself) - the competition between Britain and Russia for the control over Asia. Taking time off from his role as the traveling companion of an aged Tibetan lama, the boy is trained as a spy, and matches wits with various evildoers. With this novel, Kipling takes us on a journey through the India of the early 1880s, painting a vivid picture of it, as well as of the tense political backdrop.

  • The "Just So Stories for Little Children" is among Kipling's best known and loved work. The stories focus on different animals, and how they got their distinctive features. You will for example discover why the elephant's trunk is so very long, and how the leopard got its spots.
    Written originally for his own daughter, the author's pleasure in playing with the sounds and meanings of words is very evident, and adds to the adults' enjoyment of these children stories. This playfulness is also dramatically present in the plotting. For both reasons, these stories have been loved by generations of children and adults alike, and they are best enjoyed when read aloud.

  • Nel cuore della foresta dell'India Settentrionale, il piccolo Mowgli viene accolto da una famiglia di lupi che lo educherà alle leggi della giungla. Sotto la guida del saggio orso Baloo e della pantera Akela, Mowgli imparerà il linguaggio degli animali, a cacciare e a pensare come loro. Vivrà presso gli umani per un breve periodo di tempo e porterà avanti una lotta atavica contro la malvagia tigre, sua persecutrice fin da neonato. Denso di azione ed emozionante, questo libro cattura l'attenzione dei ragazzi con le sue avventure, le situazioni assurde, l'ironia verso le usanze umane e, al contempo, esalta l'amicizia, la fedeltà familiare, il valore dei sentimenti e della libertà.

  • "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) is inspired by the real-life actions of James Brook, a British soldier who made himself Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo). In this short story, Kipling tells of two crook characters, Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan, through a third character, an Indian journalist, who is acquainted with the men. Their plan is simple: they will leave India and go to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, and set themselves up as kings there by force.

  • "The Brushwood Boy" tells the story of British army officer, George Cottar, following him from childhood and into his first posting to India. During his placement, Cottar keeps dreaming of a young girl he once met, a dream that always starts with a heap of brushwood near the shore. Upon his return to Britain, he meets the girl again, who it so happens, has also been dreaming of him for the last 21 years.

  • "In American Notes", the Anglo-Indian Rudyard Kipling visits the USA, and the travel-diary that came out of it offers an interesting view of the America of the 1880's.
    Kipling affects a wide-eyed innocence and expresses astonishment at features of American life that differ from his own, not least the freedom (and attraction) of American women. However, he scorns the political machines that make a mockery of American democracy, and whilst exhibiting the racist attitude that has made him controversial since he was first published, he does conclude that it not easy being different in the land of the free.

  • Era il 1902 quando Rudyard Kipling pubblicò questa serie di racconti per l'infanzia, nei quali  il tema  ricorrente è la fantasiosa origine di alcuni animali, ma anche della scrittura. Perché la pelle del rinoceronte ha quelle grosse grinze? Perché l'elefante ha il naso lungo? Domande curiose e buffe, alle quali, molto seriamente, l'autore risponde con invenzioni strabilianti, capaci di trasportare in mondi fantastici anche il lettore adulto, lasciandolo piacevolmente divertito. Kipling incanta per la capacità di dare a un fatto la spiegazione che, in quel contesto prevalentemente fantasioso e per niente logico, segue criteri di ragionamento di grande coerenza, mantenendo l'ambientazione magica, misteriosa, per certi versi ancestrale: la balena ha la gola stretta per l'intervento del marinaio che aveva inghiottito, il cammello ottiene la gobba come punizione della sua pigrizia. Storie adatte a essere raccontate ad alta voce, perchè s'incontrano rime e assonanze, parole inventate e termini raffinati, gruppi di parole uniti da trattini che diventano nomi, altri che richiamano strambe cantilene e che, per la loro musicalità, viene quasi la voglia di canticchiarle. Una lettura classica, profonda, che vale la pena riscoprire.



    Joseph Rudyard Kipling è stato uno scrittore e poeta britannico. Fra le sue opere più note: la raccolta di racconti Il libro della giungla, i romanzi Kim, Capitani coraggiosi, i componimenti in versi Gunga Din, Se e Il fardello dell'uomo bianco. Dai libri di Kipling sono inoltre stati tratti numerosi film, anche d'animazione. Il solo Il libro della giungla ha avuto due popolarissime riduzioni a cartone animato di Walt Disney nel 1967 e nel 2003, mentre nel 1942 ne era stato tratto il primo film, che ha avuto a sua volta due remake nel 1994 e 1998. Noti al grande pubblico sono stati anche i due più recenti remake in live-action del 2016 e del 2018. Famoso è anche il cartone animato giapponese del 1989 dal titolo Il libro della giungla. Altro romanzo di Kipling adattato al grande schermo è stato Kim con l'omonimo film del 1950 (con Dean Stockwell ed Errol Flynn), seguito da una versione televisiva inglese nel 1984 e dal cartone animato della Rai nel 2009. Anche L'uomo che volle essere re ha avuto la trasposizione cinematografica nel 1975, col titolo L'uomo che volle farsi re: diretta da John Huston e con Sean Connery e Michael Caine per protagonisti, vede anche la partecipazione di Christopher Plummer nel ruolo dello stesso Kipling.

  • Mowgli, petit d'homme, est abandonné dans la jungle lors de sa naissance. Recueilli par une meute de loups, il apprend à y vivre, connaît les dangers de la jungle et ses ennemis, surtout le tigre Shere Kan qui veut sa peau. Un jour, il apprend qu'il n'est pas le seul Homme... Il doit alors prendre une décision difficile: rester en milieu connu, avec ceux qui l'ont vu grandir ou rejoindre ceux qui lui ressemblent?



    Né à Bombay, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) est envoyé en pension en Angleterre à l'âge de 6 ans. Il n'y fut pas heureux et retourna en Inde en 1882 où il se mit à écrire. Il a produit plusieurs récits consacrés à la vie des Anglais en Inde, mais c'est avec son roman « Livre de la Jungle » qu'il a obtenu de la notoriété. Cette oeuvre a été adaptée au cinéma plusieurs fois, notamment dans l'animation du studio Disney « The Jungle Book » en 1967 et son remake en 2016.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Kaa's Hunting Nouv.

    We have all heard about Mowgli and his adventures. In this story, Baloo the bear teaches Mowgli the Law of the Jungle. Bagheera, however, doubts Baloo's teaching style. Mowgli is learning the language of the birds and snakes, but dreams of having his own tribe to lead through the branches all day. When Baloo and Bagheera hear the young boy's words, they get angry. Will Mowgli learn the words of the birds and snakes? Or will he run away to create his own tribe? Who are the Monkey-People and Bandar-log, and what do they have in common with Mowgli? Find all the answers in the adventure short story "Kaa's Hunting" from 1894.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads If Nouv.

    Some poems can really teach us something if we read carefully and understand the essence. This lyric poem by Kipling makes no difference. By reading it, a man can find some wise advice in it. The advice that most of us will find is how to deal with different situations in life. But is this all? Maybe there is a secret message which only few of us will understand. If you want to find out, do not hesitate to read Rudyard Kipling's poem "If-".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • Sjómannalíf Nouv.

    Sjómannalíf

    Rudyard Kipling

    Þegar Harvey, dekraður fimmtán ára sonur járnbrautareiganda og auðkýfings, fellur frá borði skips er honum bjargað frá drukknun af fiskveiðibát. Áhfnin, sem er grimm og í senn svo hjartahlý, endar á því að kenna honum margt á bátnum, bæði hvað varðar fiskveiði sem og lífið sjálft. "Sjómannalíf" er skemmtilegt og spennandi ævintýri sem gerist á sjó og er jafnframt eina skáldsaga Kipling sem á sér einungis stað í Ameríku.



    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) var breskur rithfundur, ljóðskáld og blaðamaður. Hans frægasta verk er án efa Frumskógarlíf (e. The Jungle Book) frá árinu 1984, sem gerðar voru eftir tvær samnefndar Disney kvikmyndir. Árið 1941 varð hann fyrsti breski rithfundurinn til þess að hljóta Nóbelsverðlaunin fyrir bókmenntir.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Nouv.

    One day, a little English boy called Teddy finds a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the family house garden. He thinks that the poor animal is dead, but his mother takes it inside the house and it recovers. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi then begins to explore the garden, which is half-wild and overgrown and crosses the path of two troublesome cobras. This is the moment where Rikki-Tikki-Tavi's adventure begins. How did the mongoose end up at the English family's house? Will he stay with the family? Who are the two cobras and what will they do to Rikki-Tikki-Tavi? How will he deal with them? Find all the answers in Rudyard Kipling's adventurous short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from 1894.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where the stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him its youngest ever recipient. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Gardener Nouv.

    Helen Turrell is a young and well-off single woman, living a the countryside village. But one day, she decides to travel to southern France and returns home with a baby called Michael. Helen says that Michael is the son of her brother, George, who died in India after falling off a horse. However, the truth is quite different and secretly, Helen tells Michael that he can call her "Mummy".

    Why did Helen travel to France? Is Michael really her nephew? Find out the truth in Rudyard Kipling's story "The Gardener" from 1925.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, poet and novelist, most famous for his collection of stories, "The Jungle Book" (1894). He spent a good part of his childhood and youth in India where his stories are set. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature as the youngest recipient ever. Some other famous works by Kipling are "Kim" (1901), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and "Mandalay" (1890).

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