♥ Book Title : The Letters of Rudyard Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "The most popular author of his day and a paradox who was both an assertive British imperialist and a man of sensitivity and wide reading, Rudyard Kipling is best remembered now as the author of The Jungle Book, the Just-So Stories, and Kim. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907--the first Englishman to receive this prize. Fully annotated, volumes 5 and 6 conclude the publication of Kipling's letters, a heroic effort that began with the publication of volume 1 in 1990. Volume 5 covers Kipling's renewed energy after the stress of world war and the tragedy of his only son's death at the Battle of Loos in 1915. During these years he traveled extensively (France, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, Jamaica, Bermuda, and Brazil), received three honorary degrees (from the University of Edinburgh, the Sorbonne, and the University of Strasbourg), published six books (Letters of Travel, The Irish Guards in the Great War, Land and Sea Tales, Debits and Credits, A Book of Words, and Thy Servant a Dog), suffered three serious illnesses, and began the deliberate distribution of his manuscripts. In private life, the greatest change came with the marriage of his surviving child, Elsie. The sixth and last volume focuses on Kipling's final years. Despite his increased suffering, he traveled a great deal (Egypt, France, Marienbad, and Monte Carlo, plus a tour of the Midlands in his new Rolls Royce), published three books (Limits and Renewals, Souvenirs of France, and Collected Dog Stories), and was made an honorary fellow of Magdalene College and a member of the Institut de France. Aware of his approaching end, he worked at two great retrospective efforts: the splendid Sussex Editionand the autobiographical Something of Myself; both were published posthumously. On January 18, 1936, he died in Middlesex Hospital; his ashes are buried in the Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey. Each volume contains a chronology of Kipling's life from 1920-30 and 1931-36, respectively; volume 6 also includes errata for the first four volumes and a comprehensive index to all six volumes of this distinguished collection."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Works of Rudyard Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "Introduction and Notes by R.T. Jones, Honorary Fellow of the University of York. This edition of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) includes all the poems contained in the Definitive Edition of 1940. In his lifetime, Kipling was widely regarded as the unofficial Poet Laureate, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. His poetry is striking for its many rhythms and popular forms of speech, and Kipling was equally at home with dramatic monologues and extended ballads. He is often thought of as glorifying war, militarism, and the British Empire, but an attentive reading of the poems does not confirm that view. This edition reprints George Orwell's hard-hitting account of Kipling's poems, first published in 1942, and generally regarded as one of the most important contributions to critical discussion of Kipling."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Rudyard Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents a brief biography of Rudyard Kipling, thematic and structural analysis of his works, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas."Article| Harold Bloom| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Stories and Poems
☯ Full Synopsis : "'Hear and attend and listen...' Rudyard Kipling is a supreme master of the short story in English and a poet of brilliant gifts. His energy and inventiveness poured themselves into every kind of tale, from the bleakest of fables to the richest of comedies, and he illuminated every aspect of human behaviour, of which he was a fascinated (and sometimes appalled) observer. This generous selection of stories and poems, first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, covers the full range of Kipling's career from the youthful volumes that brought him fame as the chronicler of British India, to the bittersweet fruits of age and bereavement in the aftermath of the First World War. It includes stories such as 'The Man who would be King', 'Mrs Bathurst', and 'Mary Postgate', and poems from Barrack-Room Ballads and other collections. In his introduction and notes Daniel Karlin addresses the controversial political engagement of Kipling's art, and the sources of its imaginative power. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A treasury of Kipling's finest novels, stories, and poems include selections from Just So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill, Kim, Captains Courageous, and The Jungle Book"Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Rudyard Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "Rudyard Kipling was a Victorian and an early modernist, a disciplinarian imperialist who sympathized with children and outlaws, a globe-trotter who mythologized 'Old England', and a world-famous author whom intellectuals despised. The central theme of this book is the way his work and its reception are both fissured and energized by these contradictions. This thorough study initially discusses Kipling's ambivalent knowing attitude to unknowable otherness, his rhetorical imitations of Indian and demotic vernaculars, his work ethic and ideal of imperialist masculinity, thus contextualizing the central discussion of his masterpiece Kim which, almost uniquely, takes Indian otherness as a source of pleasure, not anxiety. Jan Montefiore describes Kipling as a writer on the cusp of modernity, examining how his fiction and poetry engaged with radio, cinema and air travel, how his poetry anticipated and influenced the subversive uncertainties of modernism, and how his post-war contributions to the literature of mourning undermined their own overt traditionalism."Article| Jan Montefiore| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Poems of Rudyard Kipling
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♥ Book Title : Rudyard Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995."Article| Roger Lancelyn Green| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : War Stories and Poems
☯ Full Synopsis : "This unique anthology of Kipling's war stories and poems provides critical comment on the ineptitude of the British in the Boer War. Including such stories as "Barrack-Room Ballads," this work provides tales of courage and adventure, as well as shameful episodes of retreat and failure."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Kipling
☯ Full Synopsis : "'If-' is, by British readers' choice, the most popular poem in the language. This pocket-sized selection of Rudyard Kipling's verse contains not only this classic, but many of his greatest poems, in testimony to a writer who possessed a precocious gift for rhyme and a brilliant ear for language, coupled with a pin-sharp use of spare, vivid imagery. This pocket-sized selection includes: 'Tommy', 'The Way Through the Woods', 'Recessional', 'Boots', 'The Female of the Species', 'Mandalay', 'Gunga Din', The Young British Soldier' and many more of Kipling's greatest poems."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Kim
☯ Full Synopsis : "Kim (1901) is Rudyard Kipling's story of an orphan born in colonial India and torn between love for his native India and the demands of Imperial loyalty to his Irish-English heritage and to the British Secret Service. Long recognized as Kipling's finest work, Kim was a key factor in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Our text is the 1901 first English edition, fully annotated for undergraduate readers and accompanied by maps of India and the Grand Trunk Road."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Under the Deodars
☯ Full Synopsis : "Here, Kipling describes the life of Englishmen and women in the Indian Subcontinent, and explores the ugly truth of what went on beneath the appealing 'froth' of club life. Instantly rejected by many as being too harsh and too critical, it is in fact a brilliant portrait of Anglo-Indians, and their impact upon the provincial society of Simla."Article| Rudyard Kipling| Statement ..."