Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling.


Title: The Man Who Would Be King.
Author: Rudyard Kipling.
Genre: Literature, fiction, adventure, novella.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1888.
Summary: A story about two British adventurers in British India, who, believed gods, become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, and the tragic consequences thereof.

My rating: 8/10

♥ The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. I have been fellow to a beggar again and again under circumstances which prevented either of us finding out whether the other was worthy. I have still to be brother to a Prince, though I once came near to a kinship with what might have been a veritable King, and was promised the reversion of a Kingdom - army, law-courts, revenue, and policy all complete. But, to-day, I greatly fear that my King is dead, and if I want a crown I must go hunt it for myself.

♥ “One of the men opens a black hair bag, and I slips the crown on. It was too small and too heavy, but I wore it for the glory.”
Tags: 1880s, 19th century - fiction, 1st-person narrative, adventure, british - fiction, fiction, fiction based on real events, indian in fiction, literature, novellas

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