The Light That Failed

The Light That Failed

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by Rudyard Kipling
     
 

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Dick Heldar is a war correspondent and an artist, well known for the drawings he sends home to the London papers from wars in exotic places like Sudan. When he returns to London, he attempts to make a career for himself as a serious artist and re-encounters his childhood sweetheart, Maisie. Then he learns that a minor problem with his eyes is actually the onset of an…  See more details below

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Dick Heldar is a war correspondent and an artist, well known for the drawings he sends home to the London papers from wars in exotic places like Sudan. When he returns to London, he attempts to make a career for himself as a serious artist and re-encounters his childhood sweetheart, Maisie. Then he learns that a minor problem with his eyes is actually the onset of an incurable blindness, the result of a head injury during the war. As his vision fails, the light of everything around him—his life, hopes, and dreams—fails with it. Terrible choices must be made between the love of a woman and the love of the men who stood by him at the front.

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ISBN-13:
9781906469191
Publisher:
Victorian Secrets
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Rudyard Joseph Kipling was born in the then named Bombay, India on 30th December 1865. Aged six, he was sent to England to be educated, firstly in Southsea, where he was cared for in a foster home, and later at Westward Ho, a United Services College in Devon. A life of misery at the former was described in his story 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', whilst Westward Ho was used as a basis for his questioning the public school ethic in 'Stalky and Co'. Kipling returned to India in 1882 to work as an assistant editor for the Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore. His reputation as a writer was established with stories of English life in India, published there in 1888/9. ‘The Phantom Rickshaw’, ‘Soldiers Three’ and ‘Under the Deodars’ are amongst these early works. Returning to England in 1889, Kipling settled in London and continued to earn a living as a writer. In 1892 he married Caroline Balestier, an American. They travelled extensively in the following four years, including a spell living in America, and it was in this time most of his enduring work was written, not least ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Second Jungle Book’. Kipling once again returned to England in 1896 and continued his writing career, although tragedy hit the family when his eldest daughter, Josephine, died in 1899. Nonetheless, in 1901 he completed ‘Kim’, often considered to be his best work. The following year, having settled in Sussex, he published ‘Just So Stories’, a book he had planned to write for Josephine. Having refused the position of Poet Laureate, which was offered in 1895, he did accept the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first English author to be so honoured. By 1910, however, Kipling’s appeal was waning. His poems and stories were based on values that were perceived as outdated. There was widespread reaction against Victorian imperialism, highlighted by the incompetent management of the Boer War. When World War I came, Kipling had difficulty in adapting to the mood of the public and after his only son, John, was reported missing in action believed killed in 1915, he became very active on the War Graves Commission. After the war he became an increasingly isolated figure, although some of his best writing was to come, with ‘Debits and Credits’ in 1926 and ‘Limits and Renewals’ in 1932. Kipling died in 1936 in London and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Today, however, he is once again avidly read not just for the quality of his writing and storytelling, but through a renewed interest in the behaviour and values he represented.

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The Light That Failed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous 1 days ago
Hello ferns im the person youve been helping out :)
Anonymous 5 days ago
Please tell us on secrat res 5 secrat not secret
Anonymous 5 days ago
Female long silver fur green eyes no mate named Moonstar
Anonymous 6 days ago
A beautiful all black she cat pads in wearily. When she reaches the center of the camp, her legs give iut and she collapses. Sh doesnt know what has happened. Before the death of all her clan mates she was the best hunter and fighter.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Walks in.........."Im back? (Been inactive for a year)"
Anonymous 10 days ago
Kill Bearheart and Raindapple at 'breu' res 4, they're dead to me.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Awoke. Im back. Sorry bout not being on yesterday. Thing to do that night. I am sore though.
Anonymous 12 days ago
She blinked, taking in her surroundings. <p> ~Prism <br> Btw, I am the same person as Flora was.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Suuki <p> Wandered, and ended up pacing the camp's perimeter.
Anonymous 20 days ago
A young black and white she cat pads in quietly
Anonymous 21 days ago
Is Truth or Dare. xD
Anonymous 22 days ago
Hi I'm new, and I saw an ad that said you need night owls? I don't know what type of rp this is though, could someone tell me? Also, what are the rules here and where are the bios?
Anonymous 25 days ago
Walks in. He is a completely black tom with blue eyes. He ists down and announces, "I wish to join this clan."
Anonymous 27 days ago
Hey guys! Im sorry i havnt been on since september. Nice to see you again silv!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Suprised fern hasnt come tell his master whats happening at night clan. Geuss he isnt a mommas boy.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Guess who's backers!!!!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
STY OUT OF BREU
Anonymous 3 months ago
#BuildAWall!!! #WhoWillPayForIt? #Mexico!! #Who? #Mexico!! I am so tired of that cr.ap. I hate listening to his mouth say things, and his mind go against it. #HangTrump!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Pads in and crouches, watching the other cats observantly. His ears twitch.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A lithe silver she-cat with three black paws and one blue eye and one green eye padded in. She had a scarred nose and a torn ear. She sat in the corner, her piercing gaze surveying the camp.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Pads in slowly yet proudly
Anonymous 4 months ago
Pads into camp. He looks up at Sliv and says, "I'm here to negotiate a deal for the kits return."
Anonymous 5 months ago
Plasmakit was carried in. She struggled against the cat
Anonymous 5 months ago
OI SENPAI MY FRIEND IS JOINING BLOODCLAN AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE (and this is from their nook) ((so don't be surprised if this post disappears)) (((I will post at our book to prove it k ily)))
Anonymous 5 months ago
The shecat lept in. Her piercing Amber eyes swept the camp. "May I join?"