Rudyard-Kipling by liamei12345


									Rudyard Kipling won many prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1907, and the
Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature, 1926. He was the poet of the British Empire. George
Orwell named him “the prophet of British Imperialism in its expansionist phase,” as Kipling was well
known for his puzzling political views as an advocate of both Imperialism and freedom. Kipling was also
described as a paternalist who believed that the household is a model for a country and its citizens.
Kipling has seen many cultures at once at a young age when the Suez Canal opened, swarming with
people from everywhere. Kipling was born in Bombay on December 30, 1865 (but did not stay for long).
As a schoolboy, he was the editor of the school newspaper. He would later attend United Services
College. As an early author, he wrote his first book, but was still noted more for his short stories. He
then returned to India in 1881, and had a job with the local paper. Rudyard knew India was special, and
his greatest works were set there often, like Kim (1901), about an Indian boy in the Himalayas. Other
books were The Jungle Book, Collected Poems, and many political works. He married Caroline Balester in
January 18, 1892. In An Undefended Island, Kipling warned about the threats Nazi Germany posed to
England. After a deteriorating medical condition, Kipling died in Middlesex Hospital on January 18, 1936
from “gastritis”. As an author and poet, Rudyard Kipling is still influencing the young and old to this day.

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