Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)
Kipling was born Joseph Rudyard Kipling
in India, though of British descent and origins; his parents
having moved from Staffordshire shortly before his arrival.
At the age of six, he was taken England
with his three year old sister, and was raised for the next
six years in Portsmouth in a period Rudyard had few fond memories
Rudyard Kipling attended
a college in Westward Ho! Devon, and went on to become an
assistant editor of a small newspaper. In 1882 he sailed off
for Bombay, still writing stories for the gazette. In 1889
Rudyard left India visiting locations such
as San Francisco, Oregon, Seattle, New York (where he met
Mark Twain) Canada,
Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
In 1892 he married Carrie Balestier and
took their honeymoon in the US and Japan, before settling
in their cottage where they soon had their first child together.
It was also during that winter that the inspiration for The
Jungle Book started to come to him.
Rudyard Kipling was awarded
the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907 for his imaginative
At the age of 70, he died of cerebral hemorrhage.
Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of
The Rudyard Kipling unabridged classic books,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
- AMERICAN NOTES
- CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS
- KIMKIPLING'S VERSES -11 VOLUMES
- PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS
- PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
- SOLDIERS THREE [STORIES] PART 2
- THE DAY'S WORK - PART I
- THE JUNGLE BOOK
- THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK
- THE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING