The Complete Works

ebook: The Complete Works

Sprache - Englisch

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Rudyard Kipling's 'The Complete Works' is a compendium of brilliance that traverses the diverse landscapes of prose and poetry, encompassing the grand scale of Kipling's literary achievements. The collection is not merely expansive in volume but rich in variety—enveloping novels such as 'Kim' and 'The Light That Failed,' short story treasures from 'The Jungle Book' and 'Just So Stories,' to poignant war-inspired poetry and insightful travel writings. Kipling's literary style is characterized by vivid descriptions, an understanding of the human condition, and a deep sense of irony and narrative ingenuity. Contextually, Kipling stands at the confluence of the high tide of the British Empire and the modern literary age, infusing his work with complexities of colonialism, vibrant folk traditions, and the overarching human tale.

Born at the height of the British Raj, Rudyard Kipling's writing was inevitably shaped by his experiences in India and England. He navigated the realms of storytelling with an intuitive grasp of cultural narratives and the stark realities of imperialistic endeavors. A Nobel laureate in Literature, Kipling's life was a blueprint for his art—his childhood in colonial India, his journalistic pursuits, and his role as a poetic commentator of the British experience during World War I all contributed to the depth and diversity found within 'The Complete Works.'

'The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling' is recommended not only for its historical significance and its portrayal of the British imperialist psyche but for its remarkable literary merit. It is an essential collection for scholars interested in the nuances of imperial literature and general readers alike who seek to immerse themselves in stories that have shaped the contours of modern English literature. Kipling's work remains a towering testament to the power of narrative and its enduring ability to capture the essence of an era, making 'The Complete Works' an invaluable addition to any library.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist, was born in Bombay, British India, and is often considered one of the major innovators of the art of the short story. His children's books are enduring classics of children's literature, and his best-known works include 'The Jungle Book' (1894), 'Kim' (1901), and the poem 'If—' (1910). Kipling is also known for 'Just So Stories' (1902) and 'The Man Who Would Be King' (1888), among other stories. His literary style is characterized by his experiences in India and his vivid imagination, reflecting the imperialism and the milieu of the British Empire in his era. In fiction, he made significant contributions to the genre of the spy novel and the celebration of British imperial adventure. Furthermore, his poetic works, such as 'Gunga Din' and 'The White Man's Burden,' have elicited both acclaim for their technical mastery and criticism for their colonial attitudes. In 1907, Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. His complete works showcase the breadth of Kipling's literary prowess and continue to be studied and appreciated for their narrative artistry and cultural insights.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 7500 Pages

Filesize: 26.6 MB

ISBN: 8596547007524