A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories

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A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories
Author Rasipuram Krishna swami Iyer Narayanaswami [alias R K Narayan]
Illustrator Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman [alias R K Laxman]
Country India
Genre Collection of short stories
Publisher The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 160
ISBN 978-0-370-01438-8
OCLC 152850
LC Class PZ3.N166 Ho3 PR9499.3.N3

A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories (also published as A Horse and Two Goats) is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan, published in 1970 by The Bodley Head.[1] The book is illustrated by R. K. Laxman, Narayan's brother, and includes five stories.[2] The title story is a sly narrative of a business transaction between an American tourist and an Indian goat-herder as the result of an inability to communicate with each other.[3]


  1. ^ British book news. British Council. 1970. p. 900. OCLC 1537139. 
  2. ^ May, Charles Edward (2001). Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Bharati Mukherjee - Mona Simpson. Critical survey of short fiction. 5. Frank Northen Magill (2 ed.). Salem Press. p. 1753. ISBN 978-0-89356-011-9. OCLC 248496155. 
  3. ^ Pritchett, Victor Sawdon (1981). The Oxford book of short stories. Oxford University Press. p. 395. ISBN 978-0-19-214116-3. OCLC 8035224.