Kipling, Rudyard

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

 

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Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet and novelist, best known for his works of fiction including, The Jungle Book and the Just So stories and also for his verse. Born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, he was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature, being both the youngest recipient and the first English-language recipient.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse. According to Henry James: “Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known.”

Kipling died of a perforated duodenal ulcer on 18 January 1936.

Read selected poems from Rudyard Kipling