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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Born in Bombay, India, of Anglo-Indian parents, Kipling was brought to England in 1871 for his education at a boarding school After attending college, Kipling returned to India in 1882 to work as a journalist; his early poems and short stories were published in newspapers or for the Indian Railway Library He came to London in 1889 and gained immediate literary fame, especially upon publication of a book of poetry “Barrack-Room Ballads” (1892) The Man Who Would Be King (1899) is one of many short stories based on Kipling’s experiences in India After his marriage to an American, Kipling settled in
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Unformatted text preview: Vermont before returning to England in 1902 • Kipling was the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 • Kipling became known as the poet of Empire, exhibiting both a cynical realism about England’s civilizing mission and a patriotic fervor for the imperial cause (he coined the term “the white man’s burden”) • Kipling also wrote for children, including The Jungle Book (1894) and Just So Stories (1902), and his novel about an Indian boy caught up in the “Great Game,” Kim (1908) , has never been out of print • Kipling’s son was killed in the First World War...
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