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Great English Writer, Rudyard Kipling

Updated on August 25, 2011

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An English Writer

Rudyard Kipling was an English short story writer,great poet, and novelist. He is well remembered for his celebration of English Imperialism, tales and stories of soldiers in India,and wonderful tales for children. Kipling was born in Bombay,India in "The Presidency of British India". He traveled back to England at the age of five with his family. He received the Nobel Prize in 1907. He is well known for children's literature in his works like, "The Jungle Book","Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", and "Kim"(a tale of adventure).Some of his best short stories were, "The Man Who Would Be King", and his poetry, which includes, "Mandalay", "Gunga Din", in (1890) and "The White Man's Burden", and one of his most famous, "If".

Kipling was considered the "Innovator of the Short Story". His children's books are treasured around the world. He was said to have " A versatile and Narrative Gift". As a writer, Kipling was one of his country of England"s most popular. His works in prose and poetry were very popular. His Nobel Prize For Literature, makes him his country's first recipient and youngest to receive it. Although he was nominated as "Poet Lauretteship", and Knighthood, he turned these down. He later traveled to various parts of India and the United States, writing many essays, reviews and short stories, at the time.

Kipling married on January 18, 1892 to Caroline Balastier, a sister of American publisher and author,Henry James. In 1915. kipling visited the Western Front of WWI, where he wrote "France at War", "The Fringes of the Fleet", and "Sea Warfare"(in 1916). His son John died at the age of eighteen in the battle with The Irish Guards , "The Battle of Loos", which Kipling later wrote about in his "Irish Guards in the Great War"(in 1923).

He was named "Lord Rector"at he University of St. Andrews in Scotland, in 1922 and in 1926 he was featured in "Time" magazine. Rudyard Kipling died of a hemorrhage in January of 1936 in London, England. His ashes were interred in the "Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey"in London, England. He was reported to have been buried close to T.S. Elliot. His Study and "The Gardens", were preserved by" Rottingdean Preservation Society". "The Kipling Society" was founded in 1927. From his poem"Recessional" -- "Lest We Forget"--is now a popular epitaph used by many. (Taken from "Recessional", words written as epitaphs)

"God of our fathers, known of old,

Lord of our far flung battle line----

Beneath whose awful hand we hold

Dominion over palm and pine--

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet,

Lest we forget--lest we forget!"

Kipling's work is renowned and respected all over the world and down through the ages. At times his work was the subject of contention depending on the times over the years. Rudyard Kipling will always be remembered for his works and in being one of the truly great writers of the ages.


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