[PW] Far Country by Rudyard Kipling?

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Wed Apr 29 07:05:24 PDT 2015

I posted the story description on another of my lists (Fictionmags),
where Douglas Anderson suggested that the story Twitchell was thinking
of is very likely "The Far Islands" by John Buchan (and Dave Langford
seconded the identification).

It's online at (probably among other places)


The Far Islands


John Buchan

"The Far Islands" was first published in the November 1899 issue of
Blackwood's Magazine, and was collected in The Watcher by the
Threshold and Other Tales (1902).


Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Burton, Donna <burtond at union.edu> wrote:
> A search of a bibliography of Kipling's work on HathiTrust covering the
> years 1881-1921, doesn't yield any mention of "The Far Country," for what
> it's worth.
> http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101068153632;view=1up;seq=11
> Donna Burton
> Reference Librarian
> Schaffer Library
> burtond at union.edu
> Union College
> Schenectady, NY 12308
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Mark Carson <mahousu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:54 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
>> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Below is a discussion (of unknown reliability) of the short story that
>> > appeared in a self-published book. If the story was published under
>> > another title this description may help.
>> >
>> > Title: The Real Far Country: The Return
>> > Authors: Duane Heppner, Duane Heppner & Rebazar Tarzs
>> > Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, 2008
>> >
>> It appears the author ("Duane the Great Writer") is associated in some way
>> with Paul Twitchell, the author of "The Far Country" which also claimed
>> that Kipling had written such a story. So I suspect Duane's discussion came
>> directly from Twitchell. In fact, all of the associations I was able to
>> find between Kipling and "The Far Country" seem to come from people who had
>> seen the claim in Twitchell's work.
>> --
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