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The Brushwood Boy, Kipling, Rudyard

Author    Kipling, Rudyard

Title   The Brushwood Boy

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Doubleday and McClure Company 1899

Illustrator   Lowell, Orson

Seller ID   2199334

First American edition. Ink name on half-title page, binding just beginning to weaken, spine slightly faded. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 119 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4. Original blue-green cloth, gilt titles, black design with silver moon on front cover, gilt top page ridge, decorative endpapers. Black & white illustrations by Orson Lowell throughout. The first separate publication of this title, following its appearance in Century Magazine (1895) and the collection of stories entitled The Day's Work (1898). A separate British edition followed in 1907, the year Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in Bombay, British India, and best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902), and Puck of Pook's Hill (1906); his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910) and Ulster 1912 (1912); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888) and the collections Life's Handicap (1891), The Day's Work (1898), and Plain Tales from the Hills (1888). He is regarded as a major 'innovator in the art of the short story'; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author Henry James famously said of him: 'Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known.' In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and he remains its youngest-ever recipient. Among other honors, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined. However, later in life Kipling also came to be seen (in George Orwell's words) as a 'prophet of British imperialism.' Many saw prejudice and militarism in his works, and the resulting controversy about him continued for much of the 20th century. According to critic Douglas Kerr: 'He is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognized as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with.'

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