The Jungle Books (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written) (2020)

The Jungle Books (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written) Rudyard Kipling David Gentleman The Jungle Books The Greatest Books Ever Written The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling s philosophy of life is expressed
  • Title: The Jungle Books (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling David Gentleman
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The Jungle Books (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written) Rudyard Kipling David Gentleman The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling s philosophy of life is expressed in miniature They are best known for the Mowgli stories the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa theThe Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling s philosophy of life is expressed in miniature They are best known for the Mowgli stories the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther The stories, a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magic, are underpinned by Kipling s abiding preoccupation with the theme of self discovery, and the nature of the Law.
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  1. F

    My new favourite.Incredible 10 10Timeless So much thought and imagination Animal lover forever.Everything made sense, the laws of the jungle Can t rememeber the last time i read something so amazing and unique.I dont cry reading books but this very nearly got me at the end.

  2. Joseph

    eBookOnce again, I m struck by the savagery that resonates throughout Kipling s writing It would be so easy to think of The Jungle Book in a Disney fied light talking animals, singing, the rhythmic cadences of a fairy tale or lullaby But overarching all that is the ever present reminder that the world of the jungle is a world of nature, red in tooth and claw Mowgli is raised by wolves and instructed by Baloo for the explicit purpose of survival in a harsh world that actively seeks his death Kot [...]

  3. Joe

    Yeah, yeah, ignore the White Man s Burden stuff Kipling is one of the best storytellers who ever lived, and neither the author s obnoxious politics nor a complete butchery of this wonderful wonderful story in its many terrible movie incarnations can take away the fact that the Mowgli stories of this and the Second Jungle Book are some of the greatest tales ever created Read this, for real It s a classic.

  4. Pooja

    My Mom bought me The Jungle Book from her school and for years I didn t read it.Not until the summers of 2015 came and I promised myself that I m going to complete that years challenge After reading the book, I remembered the days I used to watch the animated version on TV Everything was perfect Thank you Rudyard Kipling.

  5. Luke Taylor

    So what is The Jungle Book A mosaic of man cub centric proverbs, draped in prose as leafy and antiquated as old growth jungle vines, dappled with splashes of whimsical imagination and flecks of the mud and dirt of colonialist attitudes and appetites, it truly is a far cry from the classic and much beloved Disney movie of the same name.Which, I for one, wore out my VHS copy because I watched it so much Back in the day, Beauty and the Beast was my other Disney fave, if you must know And, reading T [...]

  6. James

    Whilst I think it is important to note and be aware of Rudyard Kipling s acknowledged support for imperialism and colonialism when reading any of his works these aren t themes which I found to be particularly evident let alone prevalent throughout this book Whilst we may find his politics distasteful at best and abhorrent at worst, I do think it is valid to judge a book or any other work of art outside of and standing alone from the artists political moral beliefs specifically and perhaps only [...]

  7. Santiago

    C mo me pasa con casi todas las colecciones de cuentos Me gust pero evidentemente hay algunos cuentos que no est n a la altura.

  8. Rachel

    I read this to Nick because I read it myself as a first grader Yes, I was a precocious reader Since I haven t even glanced at it in the quarter century of intervening years, it was interesting to come back to it In some ways I was disappointed as an adult reader The formal, quasi Elizabethan language the animals use to talk to each other struck me as pretentious, which I don t believe was at all my original reaction There was that almost total lack of female characters that is almost inevitable [...]

  9. Lesle

    The Jungle Books I should have realized when it states Books there are other tales other than just the Jungle Book I guess I was just a little dense from reading the Little Golden Book version for so long to my Son and Grandsons So once I got passed the point of 340 pages not dedicated strictly to Mowgli I began to read and enjoy the many tales enclosed.Everyone Im sure knows the story of Mowgli and have seen the versions of films It was the first film my Son saw as a toddler and the movie my Gr [...]

  10. Shaun

    Jungle Books I was really iffy coming in whether I d like this never read Kipling before At my favorite bookstore, I saw that they had one of the Reader s Digest books that I love so much, but my dad said he had an old copy of this book, so I went ahead and went with the old copy chiefly because it was free to me Contrary to what I thought, it was a collection of short stories than one contiguous tale, though Mowgli featured in several of them, and it chronically various episodes in his young l [...]

  11. Eze

    Simplemente perfecto, de principio a final Es una edici n maravillosa y super completa con hasta el ultimo detalle.Todos los cuentos del libro son nicos y te dejan algo diferente, aunque hay algunos que disfrute mas que otros Lo nico que me dejo con un sabor raro en la boca fue el ap ndice del final que no me convenci mucho pero al parecer fue lo primero que el autor escribi sobre Mowgli, lo que tiene mucho sentido, por ende lo perdonamos.Si vos esperas en este libro encontrar la pel cula de Dis [...]

  12. Berit Lundqvist

    Three and a half stars.Well, this was kind of a pleasant surprise I expected absolutely nothing from this book Instead I found a couple of stories exploring the eternal question of what is good and what is evil.The Jungle Books have been on my shelf for decades I haven t the foggiest idea where I got it from Probably, I ve inherited it from my mom or my parents in law, as this is not a book I ve would have wanted to buy myself.The books consists of fifteen different tales Some take part in the j [...]

  13. Ensiform

    A series of stories, mostly but not always set in India I did not know when I first picked this up that not all of these tales feature the most famous character Mowgli, the baby carried off by a lame tiger and rescued by wolves, who grows to be master of the jungle In this, he predates Tarzan by a couple of decades I remember reading some, but not all, of this book many years ago, but I remembered little of it, especially from the second book.Some of the tales are well known Rikki Tikki Tavi and [...]

  14. Alex

    This review covers both the first and second Jungle Books, which are included in this edition These included a lot of material which surprised me I was not aware how much Disney altered the original material Mowgli is so much than a whiny git Kipling s Mowgli is very much a proto Conan Kipling is of a master of the action scene than Robert E Howard, and the influence seems clear to me Another clear influence is the discussion of civilization versus barbarism within the Jungle Book stories Kipl [...]

  15. Valerie

    I REALLY don t like this edition One of the things I liked about the versions I read as a child was that the cover was nondescript The picture on the cover photography credited to William Dow CORBUS is disturbing I don t care for the abuse of tigers in the Mowgli stories Shere Khan named, by the way, after a Mughal emperor is vilified, slandered, and murdered without compunction This is not only a threat to the few surviving tigers it s part of a general imperialist slander against anyone or any [...]

  16. Amy

    The first time I met Mowgli was when I was very small I must have been only around two years old and I had watched the Disney film I HATED it But when I realized that it was based off of a book when I was around five or six I immediately went to the library and checked out both Jungle Books It was then that I fell in love.Kipling is very problematic racially and politically Throughout these books it is easy to pick up on Kipling s inherent prejudice Through Mowgli the reader is introduced to a s [...]

  17. Walter Cholewczynski

    A great collection of stories, of which the Mowgli stories are the best Kipling writes about the jungle world with great respect for the natural knowledge of the animal inhabitants from whom Mowgli learns than many do from their human teachers.

  18. Jason McIntosh

    really a beautiful collection of stories Though the book somehow leaves out the inclusion of Baloo singing the Bear Necessities a gross oversight in my opinion.

  19. Gina Johnson

    Read this to the kids and we all really enjoyed it I think I liked the stories that weren t actually jungle stories one about a white seal and a few others than the kids did but they all really enjoyed the stories about Mowgli AO year 3 scheduled read.

  20. Breakaway Reviewers

    An absolute classic Like most people, I have seen the Disney classic film, Jungle Book, and it is actually one of my favourite Disney films.I always thought that I had read this book as a child and the first story is basically the story that we all know and love with Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and Kaa the snake However, there are so many different stories in this book, some I had heard of like Rikki Tikki Tavi, the mongoose who can kill even the biggest snake, but we are introduced to s [...]

  21. Aaron

    When I was little, I was read this book by my mother It was a red book with gold lettering, and it still sits on my bookshelf Still intact, still with its bright red color and its shining gold lettering Yet I can t remember the book itself I remember the feel of the cover the almost rough surface felt pleasant between my two hands Yet still, I can t remember reading it I hope to read it again someday, but for now I will just imagine the golden lettering and the bright gold letters Then one day, [...]

  22. Jaycee Lam

    V m nh c b n Vi t n n m nh s review b ng ti ng Vi t.Chuy n R ng Xanh l m t quy n s ch th v M nh r t th ch c u chuy n c a Mowgli d cho n c kh c v i phi n b n c a c a Disney, Mowgli c a b c Rudyard Kipling r n r i v linh ng h n c u nh c hay h n d i c a Disney r t nhi u Hai nh n v t Baloo v Bagheera v n l hai nh n v t y u th ch c a m nh d l trong phim hay truy n, c hai u th hi n c t nh b n s u s c c a hai con v t i v i c u b lo i ng i ch m n c m t Bagheera, m nh n i m nh y u con b o en n y ch a nh [...]

  23. El

    Before Tarzan there was Mowgli, lost in a jungle in India as a child and taken in by a family of wolves He is raised by the animals of the jungle, and has adventures with them He learns loyalty and devotion and the Jungle Law Every small boy eventually grows up but, to pararphrase Kipling, his adult adventures are a different story Written in 1894 and 1895 the two collections of adventure jungle wilderness stories are included in one volume Mowgli and his stories are the vast majority, but there [...]

  24. Janice

    I read this as a I need to be culturally literate read I enjoyed about 2 3rds of this And to be honest, had to force myself through the other 1 3 Glad I read it but glad it is done.

  25. George Kearse

    I haven t quite finished this book yet, but I fell in love with it quite quickly and I think it s going to stay that way An absolute timeless masterpiece that despite its age over 120 years old is still captivating readers today, no less myself I ve been completely hooked on the various adventures of Mowgli and his animal friends since page 1, and would fondly recommend this wonderful book to any avid reader who hasn t yet had the pleasure of reading it.Just one word of advice don t open it up e [...]

  26. Sarahjoy Maddeaux

    I m glad I read this I was prompted to do so after watching the new movie, in order to learn which movie was closest to the original stories It turns out that both have their similarities and differences.The characters are all stronger in the original books Kipling is not afraid of making his characters unlikeable perhaps especially Mowgli himself, who lords it over the animals in the jungle with unpleasant cockiness But I liked his Kaa better than the evil snake in both films, and his wise Balo [...]

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