© 2003

Rudyard Kipling

A Literary Life

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Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 1-16
  3. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 17-44
  4. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 45-71
  5. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 72-89
  6. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 90-115
  7. Kim
    Phillip Mallett
    Pages 116-122
  8. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 123-141
  9. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 142-160
  10. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 161-181
  11. Phillip Mallett
    Pages 182-200
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 201-223

About this book


This is a study of the forces and influences that shaped Kipling's work, including his unusual family background, his role as the laureate of empire and the deaths of two of his children, and of his complex relations with a literary world that first embraced and then rejected him.


America bibliography empire English India kingdom Rudyard Kipling

About the authors

PHILLIP MALLETT is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews. His work on Kipling includes an edition of Limits and Renewals, as well as an edited collection of essays, Kipling Considered. He has also edited three collections of essays on Hardy, including Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts, in 2002.

Bibliographic information


'...with the accent on the writing and publishing history of Kipling's works, Mallett reveals new facets of his life and times... [Mallett's] enthusiasm for Kipling's work shines through the book, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read.' - The Kipling Journal