Letters of Travel (1892-1913)

Letters of Travel (1892-1913)

by Rudyard Kipling

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Letters of Travel, originally published in 1920, is a collection of old articles on Japan, the United States, Canada and Egypt. This book was originally published in 1920.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was not yet 25 when he burst onto the literary scene in London, where his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him an instant celebrity. He won the Nobel Prize in 1907. Born in India in 1865 to an upper-class military family, he spent his early years in Britain and India and achieved his initial success as a reporter in India. He traveled widely and visited the U.S. a number of times, eventually building a house in Vermont. A restless wanderer, he ultimately settled in Sussex, only to have his world tumble into ruins with the death of his son in World War I.

Kipling is revered for his adult and children's stories and poems, but much of his life and writings is largely unknown in the United States. (Because he believed, and wrote, that Americans were ignorant provincials, his political views were not appreciated in the states.) Witty, profound, wildly funny, acerbic and occasionally savage, Rudyard Kipling's writings continue to delight readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742628694
Publisher: Classic Books

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Table of Contents

From Tideway to Tideway (1892)--
In Sight of Monadnock3
Across a Continent17
The Edge of the East35
Our Overseas Men50
Some Earthquakes63
Half-a-Dozen Pictures75
"Captains Courageous"84
On One Side Only95
Leaves from a Winter Note-Book108
Letters to the Family (1907)--
The Road to Quebec127
A People at Home138
Cities and Spaces148
Newspapers and Democracy160
The Fortunate Towns184
Mountains and the Pacific197
A Conclusion210
Egypt of the Magicians (1913)--
Sea Travel223
A Return to the East234
A Serpent of Old Nile245
Up the River255
Dead Kings268
The Face of the Desert280
The Riddle of Empire290

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