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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Year Published: 1894
Type: Children's Literature
Genre: Adventure, Fiction
Perspective and Narrator:
The Jungle Book is narrated from a first-person point of view. The narrator remains behind the scenes and provides only brief glimpses of his identity. Because he admits to understanding the talk of animals, the narrator may be Mowgli, an Indian boy raised in the jungle, or Kipling, the author.
The Jungle Book is written in the past tense.
About the Title:
The Jungle Book takes its title from the setting in which the Mowgli stories occur—in the hills and forests of the "Seeonee" jungle (Seoni, in the Central Provinces, now the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh). However, the firsthand knowledge Kipling had of the region came from his explorations of Aravulli (now Aravalli) in Rajputana (now Rajasthan).
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