Bibliography - Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
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born - 30 December 1865, Bombay, India
died - 18 January 1936, London

Publications

The Books of Rudyard Kipling, by Goring Cope, published 1892 in The Gentleman's Magazine (vol. 273, July to Dec, article, pp.136-146, London: Chatto & Windus)   View Online

Rudyard Kipling: A Survey of his Literary Art, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1914 (Digby, Long & Co.)   View Online

Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Appreciation, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1915 (London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries   View Online

Kipling's Sussex, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1921 (viii + 252 pp., London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/504753] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Rudyard Kipling, a character study: Life, Writings and Literary Landmarks, by Robert Thurston Hopkins, published 1921 (London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Kipling Country, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1924 (London: Cecil Palmer) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Rudyard Kipling's World, by Robert Thurston Hopkins, published 1925 (278 pp., London: Robert Holden & Co.) accessible at: & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Kipling's Sussex Revisited, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1929 (255 pp., London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15871][Lib 17092] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Kipling and Keats at Brighton, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1929 in Kipling's Sussex Revisited (pp.67-87, London: H. Jenkins Ltd) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15871][Lib 17092] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Rudyard Kipling: The Story of a Genius, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1930 (London: Cecil Palmer) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Kipling Family. 1 - The Cradle of the Kipling Family, by R. Thurston Hopkins, published 1930 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. IV no. 7, article, pp.547-553) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2308][Lib 2309] & The Keep [LIB/500173]

Rudyard Kipling's Village, by William A. Ramsay, published 1934 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VIII no. 4, article, pp.228-232) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9329] & The Keep [LIB/500177]

The Sussex Tales of Rudyard Kipling, by Gilbert Pass, published 1936 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. X no. 2, article, pp.111-115) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2315][Lib 9331] & The Keep [LIB/500181]

Rudyard Kipling and Sussex, by Arthur Beckett, published 1936 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. X no. 2, article, pp.144-146) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2315][Lib 9331] & The Keep [LIB/500181]

Kipling's Sussex Poems, by W. G. B. Maitland, published 1938 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. XII no. 4, article, pp.217-218) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2317] & The Keep [LIB/500183]

Bateman's Sussex, published 1965 (The National Trust) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/502466]

Bateman's, Burwash, Sussex: a property of the National Trust, published 1976 (pamphlet, The National Trust) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 17035] & The Keep [LIB/502468]

Kipling's India: Uncollected Sketches 1884-1888, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 1986 (xiii + 302 pp. and 8 pp. of plates, London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0333384679 & ISBN-13: 9780333384671) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Kipling, by Geoff Hutchinson, published 1 November 1988 (32 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 0951065165 & ISBN-13: 9780951065167) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Rudyard Kipling: The Rottingdean Years, by Michael Smith, published 1989 (27 pp., Brownleaf, ISBN-10: 0951510703 & ISBN-13: 9780951510704) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 1 1872-89, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 1990 (vi + 390 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0333360877 & ISBN-13: 9780333360873) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 2 1890-99, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 1990 (vi + 390 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0333360869 & ISBN-13: 9780333360866) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Kipling's letters, never before collected and edited and largely unpublished, are now presented in an annotated edition based on the more than 6,000 letters preserved in public and private collections all over the world. Planned in an edition of four volumes, the Letters reveal Kipling with a fullness and immediacy of detail unmatched by any other source. The first two volumes present the first half of Kipling's life, down to the end of the nineteenth century. They show the remarkable transformation of the young schoolboy into the seasoned Indian journalist, and the even more remarkable transformation of the Indian journalist into the famous writer, the most dazzling literary success of the 1890s. Kipling's hard years of apprenticeship, his restless travels and eager encounters with cities and men, his triumphant struggles in the literary wars, are all vividly set forth. The Letters also take Kipling through his marriage and the births of his children, through the mingled happiness and distress of his American years, to the tragedy of his daughter's death at the very highest moment of his literary fame.

Rudyard Kipling: Something of myself and other Autobiographical Writings, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 29 June 1990 (330 pp., Cambridge University Press, ISBN-10: 052135515X & ISBN-13: 9780521355155) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Rudyard Kipling's autobiography, Something of Myself, was the author's last work, but it has not received the serious attention it deserves. Thomas Pinney's edition of the work, supplemented by other autobiographical pieces, aims to change that. Professor Pinney, a leading textual editor currently engaged on Kipling's letters, has consulted the available source material relating to Something of Myself. He has constructed an outline of the book's composition; described the history of its publication; established a text and a set of variants; and given a critical account of the book's design and its main themes. His annotations to the work (and to the supplementary pieces) identify references and allusions, and provide a biographical context against which Kipling's selections, omissions, and distortions may clearly be seen. The extent to which Kipling's description of his life failed to match what actually happened is extraordinary. Two of the additional items presented here (Kipling's Indian diary of 1885 and the illustrations he made for his autobiographical story, 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep') are previously unpublished. Pinney shows how they, and other forms of autobiographical writing, reflect upon or complicate the narrative of Something of Myself. This carefully prepared edition sheds new light on Kipling as a man and writer.

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 3 1900-10, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 11 November 1996 (504 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 033363733X & ISBN-13: 9780333637333) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Volume 3 of Kipling's Letters covers the decade 1900-10, the years in which Kipling published Kim, Just So Stories, The Five Nations, Traffics and Discoveries, Puck of Pook's Hill, Actions and Reactions, and Rewards and Fairies. The narrative of his life includes the years in South Africa during and after the Boer War, his move to Bateman's in Sussex, his increasing involvement in the politics of preparedness and the growing record of his honours, culminating in the Nobel Prize.

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 4 1911-19, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 21 December 1998 (624 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0333439899 & ISBN-13: 9780333439890) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
The fourth volume of Kipling's letters takes the story of his life from the end of the Edwardian era through the Great War. The years just before the war saw the publication of Rewards and Fairies and Songs from Books. During the war he published no new fiction but only the work he did as war correspondent and propagandist: France at War, The Fringes of the Fleet, The Eyes of Asia, among others. In 1915 his only son, John, was killed. Kipling's last volume of poems, The Years Between (1919), embodies the suffering and bitterness of these years.

Rudyard Kipling, by Andrew Lycett, published 1999 (viii + 659 pp., London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, ISBN-10: 0297819070 & ISBN-13: 9780297819073) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Unforgiving Minute: Life of Rudyard Kipling, by Harry Ricketts, published 1999 (xii + 434 pp., London: Chatto & Windus, ISBN-10: 0701137444 & ISBN-13: 9780701137441) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Harry Ricketts presents a vivid study of Kipling's life in relation to his work, cutting through the myths that surround him. Ricketts explores Kipling's passions, his imperialism, his thirst to find a home and his increasing reclusiveness.

Rudyard Kipling: A Life, by Harry Ricketts, published 27 December 2000 (448 pp., Carroll & Graf Publishes Inc, ISBN-10: 0786707119 & ISBN-13: 9780786707119)
Abstract:
This absorbing, widely praised biography brings a fresh and sympathetic eye to the career of the prolific writer whose popular Jungle Books and collections of poems like Barracks Room Ballads as well as the masterly novel Kim propelled him to the pinnacle of literary success before he was forty. With illuminative reinterpretations of his work, it also follows Kipling through the next three decades that took this complex, troubled, and brilliant man to tragic personal disappointments and galling disrepute among the lions of literary fashion. In all, biographer Ricketts brings vibrantly to life the diverse worlds of imperialist India and Victorian London that both inspired and betrayed Kipling's genius.

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 5 1920-30, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 2004 (viii + 585 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-10: 1403921318 & ISBN-13: 9781403921314) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
This volume focuses on Kipling's life through the post-war decade of the 1920s.

The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: Volume 6 1931-36, edited by Thomas Pinney, published 2004 (ix + 527 pp., London: Macmillan, ISBN-13: 9781403921321)
Abstract:
This new volume of The Letters of Rudyard Kipling , fully annotated, is the last of six volumes which form the first comprehensive publication of Kipling's letters, and covers the last five years of his life. This volume also contains a comprehensive index to all six volumes of the edition.

A Sussex Kipling: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose, edited by David Arscott, published 27 April 2007 (164 pp., Pomegranate Press, ISBN-10: 095489751X & ISBN-13: 9780954897512) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
This is the first comprehensive anthology of Rudyard Kipling's prose and poetry for many years. It includes practically all his Sussex verse, several short stories, excerpts from his autobiography and a sprinkling of his amusing and idiosyncratic letters.
Kipling lived in Sussex for the greater part of his life, and this illustrated collection is saturated with a profound love of what he called "the most marvellous of all foreign countries that I have ever been in".
We first meet him in Rottingdean, and we follow his escapades as one of the country's pioneer motorists, but it is the Bateman's period which dominates. Here he created the writer's haven we can still visit today- immersing himself in the life of Sussex, telling its history through the children's stories of Puck of Pook's Hill and fashioning a potent literary myth from his study of the Sussex people and their colourful past.

Kipling's Sussex, by Michael Smith, published 25 April 2008 (246 pp., Brownleaf, ISBN-10: 0951510711 & ISBN-13: 9780951510711) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Kipling Abroad: Traffics and Discoveries from Burma to Brazil, by Andrew Lycett, published 30 October 2009 (256 pp., London: I. B. Taurus & Co. Ltd., ISBN-10: 1848850727 & ISBN-13: 9781848850729) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Rudyard Kipling is the doyen of travel writers. His genius for evoking the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a place was crystallised in his fiction, in which he introduced Victorian readers to the drama and exoticism of the East. The teaming, dusty Grand Trunk Road springs to life off the pages of Kim, while the misty heights of imperial Simla provide an identifiable and almost tangible physical background to Plain Tales from the Hills. Kipling's poetry, journalism and letters also encapsulated the spirit of the places he visited, from Egypt, India and Brazil to the United States and Southern Africa. He was fascinated by the practicalities and potential of travel, the people encountered and experiences had. At a time when tourism was in its infancy, he prophetically reflected on the effects of mass transport and the 'globe trotters' who thronged to India. With his darting, universal mind, he was the first person to understand the relationship between travel and globalisation. 'Kipling Abroad' gathers together some of the most descriptive and revealing of his travel writing, which has never before been published in one volume. Introduced and edited by Andrew Lycett, author of an acclaimed biography of Kipling, it captures the range, curiosity and sheer talent of one of our best loved authors, revealing as much about Kipling himself as it does about the places he visited.

Rudyard Kipling, by Andrew Lycett, published 12 November 2015 (928 pp., London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, ISBN-10: 1474602983 & ISBN-13: 9781474602983) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
Paragon of English virtues or racist imperialist? Andrew Lycett has returned to primary sources to tell the intricate story of a misunderstood genius who became Britain's most famous and highest earning author. Among the many new sources, Lycett has discovered previously unpublished letters that illuminate Kipling's crucial years in India, his first girlfriend (the model for Mrs Hauksbee of Plain Tales from the Hills), his parents' decision to send him back to England to boarding school; and in his adult life his use of opium, his frustrating times in London and the brief peace he found in America before the devastating loss of both his young daughter and, in the First World War, his son.
Lycett also uncovers the extraordinary story of Kipling's great love for Flo Garrard, daughter of the crown jeweller, and unravels the complicated yet enthralling saga of the American family the Balestiers, and of Carrie Balestier who became Kipling's wife. This biography is full of new material on Kipling's financial dealings with Lord Beaverbrook, his friendships with T.E. Lawrence, the painter Edward Burne-Jones and the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (who was his cousin).