A writer who made his home in four continents, Kipling occupies a unique place in the hearts and minds of readers and remains to date one of the most widely read authors in the world. Why so? This accessible biography by Jad Adams aims at an understanding of the man behind the works and seeks to explain his enduring popularity. Kipling, a life analyses this enigmatic author not only as an imperialist but also as a sensitive artist of his time.
- Rudyard Kipling was the youngest author ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1907), this book about him will appeal not only to admirers of his work but also to people who are interested in the history of literature and readers of general non-fiction, biographies and memoirs.
- Kipling, a Lifeis an in-depth account of a British author who wrote at a time when British imperialism was at its peak. The book will thus be of interest to students, teachers and scholars of post-colonial studies.
- Since Rudyard Kipling lived in India and wrote extensively about the country and its people, his life holds special interest for Indian readers.
- This book will act as an insightful companion piece for the titles published as part of the Rupa Kipling Library series.
- The book has already received great critical acclaim in the United Kingdom.