Una and Dan, performing a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream one Midsummer’s Eve, accidentally summon Puck to a fairy ring near their Sussex home. Through Puck the children are witnesses to tales of English history, subtly called forth by Kipling’s brilliant and fluid adventure writing. Kipling’s historical imagination extends to a wide variety of stories, many of which blend the ghostly and the familiar, and often anticipate his later writing in their themes: a sense of loss and breakdown, but also healing.
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A hardcover copy with navy blue cloth boards and gilt lettering and self embossing. There is rubbing to the edges of the book and also to the front and backboards. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and illustrations are clear and legible. There is a previous owner’s ink stamp on the inside front page of the book.
Published in 1910 by Macmillan and Co., Limited, London.
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