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The Unforgiving Minute

by Harry Ricketts

PUBLISHED: 6th January 2000
ISBN: 9780712664714
ANNOTATION:
Harry Ricketts brings Kipling to life - his childhood, split between India and England; his youth as a reporter in India, troubled by love and politics; his entry into London literary life and his travels in America. Ricketts explores Kiplings' imperialism and radicalism, and traces his reclusiveness after his son's death in the First World War.
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PUBLISHED: 6th January 2000
ISBN: 9780712664714
ANNOTATION:
Harry Ricketts brings Kipling to life - his childhood, split between India and England; his youth as a reporter in India, troubled by love and politics; his entry into London literary life and his travels in America. Ricketts explores Kiplings' imperialism and radicalism, and traces his reclusiveness after his son's death in the First World War.

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Harry Ricketts brings Kipling to life - his childhood, split between India and England; his youth as a reporter in India, troubled by love and politics; his entry into London literary life and his travels in America. Ricketts explores Kiplings' imperialism and radicalism, and traces his reclusiveness after his son's death in the First World War.

Publisher Description

The stories of Rudyard Kipling are read all over the world, by people of all ages, yet no biography has fully explored the complex link between his fascinating life and his writing; untill this one. Harry Ricketts brings Kipling vividly and touchingly to life - his traumatic childhood, split between India and England (haunting the powerful Jungle Books); his youth as a reporter in India, troubled by love and politics; his entry into London literary life and his often hilarious travels in America. Ricketts explores Kiplings's imperialism and radicaism, and traces his increasing reclusiveness after his son's death in the First World War. The dramatic life is backed by subtle readings of the works , from the BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS to KIM and STALKY AND CO. With its strong narrative drive, this biography entrals and moves, while shining a strong new light on a great writer.

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A vivid study of Kipling's life in relation to his work, cutting through the myths that surround him.

Product Details

Author
Harry Ricketts
Pages
352
Year
2000
ISBN-10
0712664718
ISBN-13
9780712664714
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2000-01-06
Subtitle
Life of Rudyard Kipling
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp b&w plates
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Audience
General/Trade