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In 1917 Kipling joined the War Graves Commission. He published A Diversity of Creatures, a collection of stories mainly written before the outbreak of war, but including two "tales of '15", one of which ("Mary Postgate") has been seen as among the most important of his late stories. Kipling also published in newspapers a series of war articles about the Italian-Austrian front, The War in the Mountains.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was not yet 25 when he burst onto the literary ...

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Overview

In 1917 Kipling joined the War Graves Commission. He published A Diversity of Creatures, a collection of stories mainly written before the outbreak of war, but including two "tales of '15", one of which ("Mary Postgate") has been seen as among the most important of his late stories. Kipling also published in newspapers a series of war articles about the Italian-Austrian front, The War in the Mountains.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was not yet 25 when he burst onto the literary scene in London, where his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him an instant celebrity. He won the Nobel Prize in 1907. Born in India in 1865 to an upper-class military family, he spent his early years in Britain and India and achieved his initial success as a reporter in India. He traveled widely and visited the U.S. a number of times, eventually building a house in Vermont. A restless wanderer, he ultimately settled in Sussex, only to have his world tumble into ruins with the death of his son in World War I.

Kipling is revered for his adult and children's stories and poems, but much of his life and writings is largely unknown in the United States. Witty, profound, wildly funny, acerbic and occasionally savage, Rudyard Kipling's writings continue to delight readers of all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605015149
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 549 KB

Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. During his time at the United Services College, he began to write poetry, privately publishing Schoolboy Lyrics in 1881. The following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there produced a body of work, stories, sketches, and poems —including “Mandalay,” “Gunga Din,” and “Danny Deever”—which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. While living in Vermont with his wife, an American, Kipling wrote The Jungle Books, Just So Stories, and Kim—which became widely regarded as his greatest long work, putting him high among the chronicles of British expansion. Kipling returned to England in 1902, but he continued to travel widely and write, though he never enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. In 1907, he became the first British writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He died in 1936

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Table of Contents

As Easy as A.B.C. 3
MacDonough's Song 45
Friendly Brook 47
The Land 65
In the Same Boat 71
'Helen all Alone' 104
The Honours of War 107
The Children 131
The Dog Hervey 133
The Comforters 160
The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat 163
The Press 216
In the Presence 219
Jobson's Amen 239
Regulus 241
A Translation 273
The Edge of the Evening 275
Rebirth 300
The Horse Marines 303
The Legend of Mirth 330
'My Son's Wife' 335
The Floods 379
The Fabulists 381
The Vortex 383
The Song of Seven Cities 405
'Swept and Garnished' 409
Mary Postgate 421
The Beginnings 443
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