Title: Beastly Tales from Here and There
Author: Vikram Seth, Ravi Shankar (illus)
Publisher: Viking India, 1992. 1st Edition
Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Some foxing to dust jacket and edges. Interior good, binding firm.
About the book:
Presented here is the true First Edition of Vikram Seth’s Beastly Tales from Here and There, first published by Viking India in 1992. Subsequently, the book was published in the US and UK.
A collection of humorous animal poems, this book was published before Seth’s most famous works, particularly his first novel A Suitable Boy (1993).
The poems included are:
The Crocodile and the Monkey
The Louse and the Mosquito
The Mouse and the Snake
The Rat and the Ox
The Eagle and the Beetle
The Hare and the Tortoise
The Cat and the Cock
The Goat and the Ram
The Frog and the Nightingale
The Elephant and the Tragopan
About Seth (from Wikipedia):
Vikram Seth (born on 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth’s collections of poetry such as “Mappings” and “Beastly tales”, are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry Canon.