Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Joseph Kipling was born in Bombay, India, in 1865. His father, John Lockwood Kipling, was the author and illustrator of Beast and Man in India and his mother, Alice, was the sister of Lady Burne-Jones. In 1871 Kipling was brought home to England and spent five unhappy years with a foster family in Southsea, an experience he later drew on in his work The Light That Failed (1890). The years he spent at the United Services College—a school for officers' children—are depicted in Stalky and Co. (1899), and the character of Beetle is something of a self-portrait. It was during his time at the college that he began writing poetry, and Schoolboy Lyrics was published privately in 1881. In the following year he started work as a journalist in India, and while there, produced a body of work: stories, sketches and poems. The most notable of these is his Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) which made him an instant literary celebrity when he returned to England in 1889. Barrack Room Ballads (1892) contains some of his most popular pieces, including Mandalay, Gunga Din, and Danny Deever. In this collection Kipling experimented with form and dialect: the cockney accent of the soldier poems being a prime example. The influence of hymns, music-hall songs, ballads, and public poetry can be found throughout his verse.

In 1892 he married an American woman named Caroline Balestier, and from 1892 to 1896 they lived in Vermont, where Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1894). In 1901 Kim was published, and Just So Stories followed in 1902. Tales of every kind—including historical and science fiction—continued to flow from his pen, but Kim is generally thought to be his greatest long work, putting him high among the ranks of the chroniclers of British expansion.

In 1902 Kipling made his home in Sussex, England, but he continued to travel widely. Though rich and successful, he never again enjoyed the literary esteem of his early years. With the onset of the Great War, his work became a great deal more somber. The stories he subsequently wrote— A Diversity of Creatures (1917), Debits and Credits (1926), and Limits and Renewals (1932)—are now thought by many to contain some of his finest writing. The death of his only son in 1915 also contributed to a new inwardness of vision. Kipling refused to accept the role of Poet Laureate and other civil honors, but he was the first English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1907. He died in 1936 and his autobiographical fragment, Something of Myself, was published the following year.

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All the Mowgli Stories
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Richard M. Powers
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Captains Courageous
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Lawrence Beall Smith
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 5th-10th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Captains Courageous
Signet Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Signet Classics
Nautical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.06
Captains Courageous
Signet Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Living Book Press
Nautical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64
Captains Courageous
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Rudyard Kipling
from Reader's Digest
Nautical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Collection of Just So Stories - Audiobook
by Jim Weiss
from Well-Trained Mind Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Greathall Storyteller CDs (Location: CD-WEISS)
ECL: Captains Courageous
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Dick Cole
from Classic Publishing Corporation
for 4th-8th grade
in Educator Classic Library (Location: VIN-ECL)
ECL: Jungle Book
Educators Classic Library #5
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by William Dempster
from Classic Press
in Educator Classic Library (Location: VIN-ECL)
Elephant's Child
by Rudyard Kipling
2nd Printing from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Elephant's Child
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
from Garden City Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Favorite Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by H. B. Vestal
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
From Sea to Sea
by Rudyard Kipling
from Doubleday & Company
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Jungle Book
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Jungle Book
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
Books of Wonder
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
from William Morrow & Company
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Earl Mayan
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
Calla Editions
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Maurice and Edward Detmold
from Dover Publications
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Nicola Bayley
from Candlewick Press
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Jungle Book
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Kurt Wiese
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Jungle Book
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Eric Kincaid
from Brimax Books
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
Sterling Classics
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Gregory Alexander
from Pavilion Books
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
Puffin Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Puffin Books
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.79
Jungle Book
Whole Story Series
by Rudyard Kipling
from Viking Press
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Maurice and Edward Detmold
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 4th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$3.60 (1 in stock)
Jungle Book (adapted)
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Don Daily
from Applesauce Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Jungle Book - Comprehension Guide
by Jonathan Daughtrey
from Veritas Press
for 6th-9th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: LITSG-VP)
$19.00
Jungle Book / The Wizard of Oz
by Rudyard Kipling, L. Frank Baum
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Jungle Books
Signet Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Signet Classics
Animal Stories for 4th-8th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.06
Jungle Books
Macmillan Classics
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Robert Shore
from Macmillan
Animal Stories for 7th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Jungle Books
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Stuart Tresilian
from Reprint Society
for 4th-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Jungle Books - 2 Volumes
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Aldren Watson
from Doubleday & Company
for 4th-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Just So Song Book
by Rudyard Kipling, music by Edward German
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Just So Stories
Children's Classics
by Rudyard Kipling (illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson)
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling (illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson)
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
Books of Wonder
by Rudyard Kipling (illustrated by Barry Moser)
from HarperCollins
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Safaya Salter
from Henry Holt and Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$7.20 (2 in stock)
Just So Stories
Puffin Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Just So Stories
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
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Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Crescent Books
for 1st-6th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
Just So Stories
Puffin Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$6.79
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Borders Press
for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Dover Publications
for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$4.24 $2.40 (1 in stock)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Walker Books
for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Joseph M. Gleeson
from Book-of-the-Month Club
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
Just So Stories / The Prince and the Pauper
by Rudyard Kipling, Samuel Clemens
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Companion Library (Location: VIN-FIC)
Kaleidoscope of Fairies & Fables
by Hans Andersen, Aesop, Kipling & the Brothers Grimm, retold by Robert Mathias
from Hamlyn
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$11.20 (1 in stock)
Kim
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Rudyard Kipling
from Living Book Press
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Kim
Reader's Digest World's Best Reading
by Rudyard Kipling
1st edition from Reader's Digest
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Kim
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Richard M. Powers
from Junior Deluxe Editions
for 5th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kim
Puffin Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
from Puffin Books
Orphan Stories for 6th-10th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
Kipling Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Platt and Munk Publishers
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Kipling's Stories for Boys
by Rudyard Kipling
from Cupples & Leon
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Kipling's Works
from P. F. Collier & Son Co.
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Life's Handicap
by Rudyard Kipling
from Doubleday, Page & Company
for 8th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Light that Failed
by Rudyard Kipling
from Doubleday & Company
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
New Illustrated Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 4th-7th grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
New Illustrated Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 4th-7th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories
The World's Popular Classics
by Rudyard Kipling
Art-Type Edition from Books, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Plain Tales from the Hills
by Rudyard Kipling
Reissue from Oxford University
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$10.16
Poems of Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by W. Heath Robinson
from Gramercy Books
for 7th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: POET-GEN)
Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, edited by Eileen Gillooly, illustrated by Jim Sharpe
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 2nd-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Puck of Pook's Hill
by Rudyard Kipling
from Echo Library
for 4th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Puck of Pook's Hill & Rewards and Fairies
by Rudyard Kipling
from Oxford University
for 4th-9th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
by Rudyard Kipling
from William Morrow & Company
Realistic Animal Stories for 2nd-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$16.14
Rudyard Kipling Storybook
Thrushwood Book
by Rudyard Kipling
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Soldiers Three
by Rudyard Kipling
from Doubleday, Page & Company
for 9th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$2.40 (1 in stock)
Stalky & Co.
by Rudyard Kipling
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Tales of India
Windermere Series 4
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Paul Strayer
from Rand McNally
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Tales of India D
Windermere Readers #12
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Paul Strayer
from Rand McNally
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Wee Willie Winkie
by Rudyard Kipling
from Macmillan
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Works of Rudyard Kipling - 13 Volumes
by Rudyard Kipling
from Manhattan Press
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)