Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. After intermittently moving between India and England during his early life, he settled in the latter in 1889, published his novel The Light That Failed in 1891 and married Caroline (Carrie) Balestier the following year. They returned to her home in Brattleboro, Vermont, where Kipling wrote both The Jungle Book and its sequel, as well as Captains Courageous. He continued to write prolifically and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 but his later years were darkened by the death of his son John at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He died in 1936.
John Lockwood Kipling was a hugely talented artist, sculptor, writer, designer and teacher. He was also the father of Rudyard Kipling and illustrated The Jungle Book.
We’re celebrating three of the world’s greatest writers this month with beautiful new editions of classics by William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling.
As the original publishers of The Jungle Book, in 2016 Macmillan will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudyard Kipling. We’ll be celebrating with exciting new editions of some of his most famous works.
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