American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Kipling, (Joseph) Rudyard 1865-1936. British writer whose major works, including the short story "The Man Who Would Be King” (1889), a collection of children's stories, The Jungle Book (1894), and the novel Kim (1901), are set in British-occupied India. He won the 1907 Nobel Prize for literature.
- n. A surname.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Rudyard Kipling, English author (1865-1936). He was born at Bombay, India in 1865, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, who was formerly head of the Lahore School of Industrial Art. He was educated in England and returned to India in 1880 as editor of the “Lahore Civil and Military Gazette.” He returned to England about 1889, and lived several years in the United States. While in India he published stories, sketches, and poems descriptive of India and Anglo-Indian military and civil life: “ Departmental Ditties, etc.”, “Plain Tales from the Hills”, “Mine Own People”, “Soldiers Three”, “Barrack-room Ballads, etc.”, and others. After leaving India he published “The Light That Failed,” “Naulahka” (with Balestier), “Many Inventions,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Second Jungle Book,” “The Seven Seas,” “Captains Courageous,” “The White Man's Burden,” “Kim,” “The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories,” and others.
- n. English author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936)
“So, how are we progressing with the Afghan people and our project to, in Kipling's phrase, "humour [them] ... toward the light?”
“He was not a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, nor was he like the unfortunate young man in Kipling's "Greatest Story in the World.”
“When Kipling is forgotten, will Robert Louis Stevenson be remembered for his "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," his "Kidnapped," and his”
“The most characteristic thing about Kipling is his love of actuality, his intense practicality, his proper and necessary respect for the hard-headed, hard-fisted fact.”
“And of the artists in Kipling's century, he of them all has driven the greater measure of law in the more consummate speech: —”
“MacDonald kept trading things until he finally traded a movie role for a two-story house in Kipling, Saskatchewan.”
“Mr. Rudyard Kipling is by divine caprice and natural genius an unconventional poet; but what he desires more than anything else to be is a conventional poet.”
“He was not a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, nor was he like the unfortunate young man in Kipling's 'Greatest Story in the World.”
“Like patriotism, Kipling is a last refuge of scoundrels.”
“Young Kipling is certainly all things to all people," Hill wrote.”
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