Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete & Unabridged

Ruskin Bond


Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete & Unabridged

Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete & Unabridged

  • Title: Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete & Unabridged
  • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • ISBN: 9780143414667
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover



A collection of Ruskin Bond s six novels evoking nostalgia for time gone byThis collection of six novels sparkles with the quiet charm and humanity that are the hallmarks of Ruskin Bond s writing Evoking nostalgia for a time gone by, these poignant chronicles of life in India s hills and small towns describe the hopes and passions that capture young minds and hearts, highA collection of Ruskin Bond s six novels evoking nostalgia for time gone byThis collection of six novels sparkles with the quiet charm and humanity that are the hallmarks of Ruskin Bond s writing Evoking nostalgia for a time gone by, these poignant chronicles of life in India s hills and small towns describe the hopes and passions that capture young minds and hearts, highlighting the uneasy reconciliation of dreams and destiny.The six novels included in the collection are The Room on the Roof Vagrants in the Valley Delhi Is Not Far A Flight of Pigeons The Sensualist A Handful of NutsAbout The AuthorRuskin Bond s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957 Since then he has written several novellas including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far , essays, poems and children s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.


Recent Comments "Classic Ruskin Bond: Complete & Unabridged"

When you read a Ruskin Bond the world around you turns beautiful. Mr Bond's narration gives the saddest of plots a glimmer of joy and hope.

Ruskin Bond ended up disappointing me which was a surprise in itself. Of the six novels that this Classic Edition comprises not one presented itself as anything unique. Bond, it seems has a kind of template setting for all his stories with only few details that defer here and there. All his stories have the same mix - a small town somewhere in the hills of North India, a protagonist who is usually a writer and wanderer, a friend who has seen bitter circumstances and ends up selling trinkets off [...]

Bond's stories are full of old-world charm, showing you the India that once was, reminding you of the simpler things in life. This compilation of his stories deviates to many other genres, which at first comes as a surprise, since we are used to a certain kind of theme from him. Nevertheless, makes for a good read.

Like most other Ruskin Bond books, this one too takes you on a walk down memory lane. Being amidst people and experiencing wonders of nature while living a simple yet fulfilling life as a child is what comes back to me easily as I read through Bond's work. "The Room on the Roof" and "Vagrants in the Valley" are my favorites in this collection. It's a must read for people of all ages.

This book is one of the glories of my shelf- a 6-in-1 edition of one of my all-time-favorite authors.The collection opens with the author's first book-'The Room on the Roof'.It revolves around the adventures of Rusty just before and after he leaves his tyrannous guardian's home. Although he lived with him just on the outskirts of Dehra, he had never really been into the town. That is, not until he met his new friends- Somi, Ranbir, Kishen and others. This book provides an insight into the 'bazaa [...]

I have always loved Short stories and Ruskin Bond has been one of my favorites since childhood. This one had 6 stories. The first 2 : 'Room on the Roof' and 'Vagrants in the Valley' were classic and highly enjoyable. 'Delhi is not far' is also captivatingt in the Sepoy Mutiny era but the rest of the stories were so la la. Frankly, I had to do some soul searching before choosing to rate the book not to leave a wrong impression.

I started the book with high hopes but was disappointed. Standalone would have rated it 3 but given the disapointment have pushed it down to two. The two good stories are about Rusty and Ruskin Bond. The others were average at best. There is one full sequence that is repeated in a story from another one where only the characters' names change!! The low point was The Sensualist which bordered on soft porn.All in a book i could have done better to avoid.

Simplistic and Uncomplicated Ruskin Bond's books are for people who find love and happiness in the simple things of life You won't find those thrilling up-downs in this book Its those plain beautiful story-telling, capturing every detail of the set and the plot in small sweet words.

Six of Mr. Bond's longer works! A collection to treasure, a set of stories to read, reread and reread There is no one like Mr. Bond!

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