Rudyard Kipling

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originally published:


  • Nobel Prize for Literature(1907)
  • First Book(1881)
  • First Book(1886)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(078)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 12/30/1865
died: 1/18/1936
born as: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
nationality: Great Britain

English novelist, short-story writer, and poet chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and Burma, and his excellent tales for children. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

In the middle of his career, well before the Nazi party was formed, Kipling chose the swastika as a personal symbol because of its ancient Indian connotations of good luck and well-being. Before his death (and even before Hitler was elected Chancellor) he dissociated himself from the symbol and condemned the Nazi party. However, editions of his books published in the 1910s and '20s bear the symbol and confuse novice collectors into thinking Kipling had a political affiliation that was in fact abhorrent to him.

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