Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling has been one of the most loved and the most loathed of English writers. Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life is a study of the forces and influences that shaped his work—including his unusual family background, his role as the laureate of Empire, and the deaths of two of his children—and of his complex relations with a literary world that first embraced and then rejected him, but could never ignore him.

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Overview

Rudyard Kipling has been one of the most loved and the most loathed of English writers. Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life is a study of the forces and influences that shaped his work—including his unusual family background, his role as the laureate of Empire, and the deaths of two of his children—and of his complex relations with a literary world that first embraced and then rejected him, but could never ignore him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333557204
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Literary Lives Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Phillip Mallett Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews.

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Table of Contents

Preface
• Childhood and Youth
• Seven Years' Hard: Kipling in India
• The Conquest of London
• Citizens of America
• The Song of the English
Kim
• In a Hidden Kingdom
• Towards Armageddon
• The Great War and After
• The Last Decade
• Bibliography
• Index

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