Rudyard Joseph Kipling (1865-1936) was a English writer, born in India.
His stories for children include the Jungle Books (1894-1895), Stalky and Co (1899), and the Just So Stories (1902). Other works include the novel Kim (1901), poetry, and the unfinished autobiography Something of Myself (1937).
In his heyday he enjoyed enormous popularity, but was subsequently denigrated for alleged "jingoist imperialism". Won the Nobel prize in 1907.
Born in Bornbay, Kipling was educated at the United Services College at Westward Ho!, England, which provided the background for Stalky and Co. He worked as a journalist in India (1882-1889); during these years he wrote Plain Tales from the Hills (1888), Soldiers Three (1890), Wee Willie Winkie (1890), and others.
Returning to London he published The Light that Failed (1890) and Barrack-Room BaUads (1892).
He lived largely in the USA (1892-1896), where he produced the two Jungle Books and Captains Courageous in 1897. Settling in Sussex, South-Est England, he published Kim (set in India), the Just So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Rewards and Fairies (1910).
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Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, story writer, and novelist.
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