War Stories And Poems

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192836861
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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.

Kipling And War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 9781784533335
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Although Rudyard Kipling never fought, he was one of Britiain's foremost observers of and commentators on war. Through his writing on the harsh realities of life as a private and accounts of feats of courage and comradeship during the frontier wars in India, 19th century British campaigns in Sudan, the Boer Wars and the First World War, he became the poet of the common soldier. Although he wrote propaganda for the government in the Boer and First World Wars, Kipling was also acerbic in his criticism of military incompetence, deeply compassionate towards the victims of war and despairing of the senseless bloodshed that he witnessed. Through his writing, the voices of countless soldiers and the guns of many battles echo through the years and place Kipling firmly firmly among the leading practitioners of 19th and 20th century war literature.

The War In The Mountains

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Uniform Press
ISBN: 9781910500149
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Considered by many to be the most popular British writer of the early twentieth century, Rudyard Kipling has left an enduring legacy in the hearts, culture, and history of English literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, and the power of his writing has emanated to this very day. What many people aren't aware of, however, is just how extensive his journalistic writings were during his lifetime. Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Kipling's birth, these beautifully packaged cloth editions of his original articles and reports will fascinate fans of Kipling or anyone with an interest in military history or wartime daily life. The War in the Mountains brings together Kipling's articles describing the Italian war effort during the First World War. Written at the invitation of British Ambassador Sir Rennell Rodd, who was concerned about the lack of understanding in England about the true scale and cost of the Italian war effort, Kipling's recollections of his experience were published in The Daily Telegraph and the New York Tribune.

France At War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781113065469
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Work by the British author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children's books, including The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902), and his novel, Kim (1901).

France At War On The Frontier Of Civilization Wwi Centenary Series

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473367271
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France at War' is an extremely interesting collection of writings by the celebrated author, Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in 1915 and gives an excellent insight into the contemporary views of the First World War. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.

The Writings In Prose And Verse Of Rudyard Kipling Plain Tales From The Hills

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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The Letters Of Rudyard Kipling 1911 19

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877456575
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The fourth volume of Rudyard Kipling's letters, now collected and edited for the first time, continues the story of his life from the end of the Edwardian era through the Great War, a crisis in Kipling's life as well as in that of the world. The years before the war saw the publication of Rewards and Fairies and Songs from Books. In politics, the great issue was Irish home rule and the fate of Ulster. At the outbreak of the war Kipling devoted himself to the struggle. He wrote patriotic verse, made recruiting speeches, and traveled as a correspondent to the French and Italian fronts. He published no new fiction, only what he wrote as correspondent and propagandist: France at War, The Fringes of the Fleet, and The Eyes of Asia. In 1915 his only son, John, was killed in the Battle of Loos; at the same time Kipling began to suffer from the undiagnosed ulcer that would torment him for the rest of his life. His last volume of poems, The Years Between, published in 1919, embodies the suffering and bitterness of these years.

Kipling S Choice

Author: Geert Spillebeen
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618800352
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In 1915, mortally wounded in Loos, France, eighteen-year-old John Kipling, son of writer Rudyard Kipling, remembers his boyhood and the events leading to what is to be his first and last World War I battle. Reprint.

Something Of Themselves

Author: Sarah Lefanu
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197501443
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In early 1900, the paths of three British writers--Rudyard Kipling, Mary Kingsley and Arthur Conan Doyle--crossed in South Africa, during what has become known as Britain's last imperial war. Each of the three had pressing personal reasons to leave England behind, but they were also motivated by notions of duty, service, patriotism and, in Kipling's case, jingoism. Sarah LeFanu compellingly opens an unexplored chapter of these writers' lives, at a turning point for Britain and its imperial ambitions. Was the South African War, as Kipling claimed, a dress rehearsal for the Armageddon of World War One? Or did it instead foreshadow the anti-colonial guerrilla wars of the later twentieth century? Weaving a rich and varied narrative, LeFanu charts the writers' paths in the theatre of war, and explores how this crucial period shaped their cultural legacies, their shifting reputations, and their influence on colonial policy.

The Irish Guards In The Great War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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The Honours Of War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481952866
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A hooded motor had followed mine from the Guildford Road up the drive to The Infant's ancestral hall, and had turned off to the stables. 'We're having a quiet evening together. Stalky's upstairs changing. Dinner's at 7.15 sharp, because we're hungry. His room's next to yours, ' said The Infant, nursing a cobwebbed bottle of Burgundy. Then I found Lieutenant-Colonel A.L. Corkran, I.A., who borrowed a collar-stud and told me about the East and his Sikh regiment. 'And are your subalterns as good as ever?' I asked. 'Amazin'--simply amazin'! All I've got to do is to find 'em jobs. They keep touchin' their caps to me and askin' for more work. 'Come at me with their tongues hangin' out. I used to run the other way at their age.' 'And when they err?' said I. 'I suppose they do sometimes?

Short Stories Volume 1 A Sahibs War And Other Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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Never Turn Back

Author: Ray Kipling
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The achievements of the lifeboat service over the last 50 years.

A Sahibs War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503168060
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A Sahibs' War is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 - 18 January 1936 was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift." Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined. Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with.

Great Writers On The Great War Kipling S War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445640767
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A striking narrative of the First World War by one of the greatest writers in the English language

The Irish Guards In The Great War

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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The Irish Guards in the Great War - volume 1 - The first Battalion. The Entire Great War history of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards. Regimental histories are always fascinating for those who study the campaigns and battles in which regiments fought. This monumental work is a comprehensive unit account of a famous regiment during the First World War - and as such it will fascinate every military historian or genealogist. It is, of course, also much more. Written by Rudyard Kipling, whose son fought with the regiment, it benefits not only from being written by a great writer - which ensures that it suffers from none of the dryness usually associated with such tomes - but also, inevitably, is suffused with the humanity, humour and personality that is so familiar from his works of fiction. Mulvaney himself is just a step away within these pages - and that makes this history exceptional. Highly recommended!

Kipling

Author: Alberto Manguel
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ISBN: 9781896209487
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This brief biography of Rudyard Kipling is an ideal introduction, for young and old alike, to the fascinating life and works of one of the finest writers 0f the last hundred years.

The Irish Guards In The Great War Vol I Illustrated Edition

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782892397
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A Fantastic Regimental History of an Illustrious regiment, awarded two coveted stars by the renowned military historian and Times War Correspondent Cyril Falls: “One could be assured that when Mr Kipling turned his hand to a regimental history the result would be very different to the ordinary. The particular invention wherewith he has enriched this book is a sort of chorus—the comment of the private soldier upon the events narrated, which is witty and effective. Mr Kipling has also brought to bear his magic upon that most matter-of-fact of records, the battalion war diary, and has made it live. *** he has composed a noble tribute to the great regiment in the ranks of which he lost his son.”— Cyril Falls, War Books, London 1930. Illustrated with sumptuously detailed maps.

The Irish Guards In The Great War Volume 1 Of 2 The First Battalion

Author: Rudyard Kipling
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A regimental history and official account of the Irish Guards in the First World War, written by Rudyard Kipling in honour of his son, John, who served in the Irish Guards and was killed in his first action at the battle of Loos.This book also contains a listing of the battle rolls of honour and casualty lists of all officers and men who served with the First and Second Battalion.

The Letters Of Rudyard Kipling

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877458982
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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.