The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book  (1894) 
by Rudyard Kipling
a collection of stories written by Rudyard Kipling while he was living in Vermont. All of the stories were published in magazines in 1893-4. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.
Embossed cover from the original MacMillan edition of The Jungle Book, 1894.

Table of Contents[edit]

NB Each even-numbered item is a poem related to the preceding story.

  1. Mowgli's Brothers
  2. Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack
  3. Kaa's Hunting
  4. Road-Song of the Bandar-Log
  5. "Tiger! Tiger!"
  6. Mowgli's Song
  7. The White Seal
  8. Lukannon
  9. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
  10. Darzee's Chant
  11. Toomai of the Elephants
  12. Shiv and the Grasshopper
  13. Her Majesty's Servants
  14. Parade Song of the Camp Animals


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1936, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.