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Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling

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The first biography of Kipling's younger years: his Indian childhood, abandonment in England, and coming of age as a writer. Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865 and spent his early years there, before being sent to England at the age of six, where he was desperately unhappy. Charles Allen's great-grandfather brought the sixteen-year-old Kipling back to India to work on The civil and military gazette, and thus began young Rudyard's literary career.

He arrived in Bombay on October 18, 1882--"a prince entering his kingdom"--and for the next seven years, his writing established him as a popular and critical, though sometimes controversial, success. Allen has written a brilliant account of these formative years--as a child in India, his unhappy years in England, and his coming of age back "home" in Bombay. in this tale of family and empire, Allen traces the Indian experiences of Kipling's parents, Lockwood and Alice, and reveals what kind of culture the young writer was born into and how it would shape his life and writing over the next twenty years.

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The first biography of Kipling's younger years: his Indian childhood, abandonment in England, and coming of age as a writer.

Synopsis:

"A brilliantly insightful biographical study. Allen is equally sound on all important aspects of Kipling."--Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Charles Allen is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including Soldier Sahibs, God's Terrorists, and Plain Tales from the Raj. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605980904
Author:
Allen, Charles
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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