Just So Stories
A beautiful copy of the first edition in its original red cloth binding and with black and white engraving. The exterior of the work reveals the richness of its narrative imagery, brought to life by the author himself through 22 engravings. Rudyard Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, for his "power of observation, originality of imagination, fertility of ideas and remarkable narrative talent", the first English author to receive the prize launched in 1901 and still today the youngest ever recipient. More than a collection of short stories, Just So Stories recounts the bond between parents and children and is said to have been composed out of the stories Kipling told his daughter before bedtime. In fact, Josephine herself gave the work its title demanding the stories be told "just so", that is, in the exact words, without omitting the slightest detail. Versatile and brilliant, as so often described, with his classics Rudyard Kipling created an imaginary full of exotic animals, adventures and dangers that continue to delight readers of all ages. A book to read to children or simply to relive childhood.