Rudyard Kipling Essay

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RUDYARD KIPLING Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India (The house in which he was born still stands on the campus of Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai). His father was John Lockwood Kipling, a teacher at the local Jeejeebhoy School of Art, and his mother was Alice Macdonald. As a six-year-old, he and his three-year-old sister were sent to England to be educated and a woman named Mrs. Holloway took care of them. The poor treatment and abuse he experienced until he was rescued at the age of 12 may have influenced his writing, in specific his kindness with children. His caring aunt was married to the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and young Kipling and his sister spent Christmas holidays with the Burne-Jones in England from the ages of six to twelve, while his parents stayed in India. In 1878 Rudyard entered the United Services College at Westward Ho, A boarding school in Devon, where he suffered bullying and harsh discipline, but he also enjoyed the close friendships, practical jokes, and merry pranks he later experienced in Stalky & Co. Kipling returned to India, where his parents were then working, in 1881. He began working as a newspaper editor for a local edition and continued unexpectedly into the world of poetry; his first professional sales were in 1883. He is best known for the book of children's tales The Jungle Book, the Indian spy novel Kim, the poems "Gunga Din", and "If, as well as many of his short stories. When Kipling returned to England in 1889, his reputation had led him, and within a year he was admired as one of the most wonderful writers of his time. In 1892 Kipling and Caroline got married. They had two daughters and one son. Kipling also had great times in his life for his career. In 1907 he won England’s first Noble Prize for Literature. Another interesting fact is that Rudyard

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