Do you these interesting facts about Rudyard Kipling?
Rudyard Kipling best known for the children’s book The Jungle Book was born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India to John Lockwood Kipling, a pottery designer, sculptor and a professor, and Alice Kipling. At the age of six, he was sent with his sister to England for his education. In 1878, Rudyard attended the United Services College to prep for the British Army, but at age of 16, he went to work as an assistant editor at a newspaper in India from their his writing career began. He was a creative writer whose children’s books are revered as classics of children’s literature. As per many beliefs, he was at one point offered poet laureateship and on several occasions considered for knighthood, but he refused them. However, he accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature, which made him the first English writer to receive the honor.
interesting facts about Rudyard Kipling?
- His work titled ‘Departmental Ditties’ was Kipling’s first collection of verse which was published in 1886.
- When he was working at the newspaper, the Civil and Military Gazette, he was asked to start writing short stories.
- Between 1886 and 1887, 39 of Rudyard Kipling’s stories appeared in the newspaper where he used to work.
- When he was 22 years old, his first collection of fiction titled Plain Tales from the Hills was published in 1888 in Calcutta.
- In 1887, he was transferred to work at The Pioneer, a larger newspaper in Allahabad.
- Rudyard Kipling published his six short story collections in 1888 including Soldiers Three, The Story of the Gadsbys, In Black and White, Under the Deodars, The Phantom Rickshaw, and Wee Willie Winkie.
- In 1889, Rudyard Kipling’s job at the newspaper ended, when he was fired over an argument, and he took his six-months salary and set sail for England.
- Rudyard Kipling arrived in London in 1889 and began to write, two years later His novel The Light that Failed was published.
- He got married to Caroline Starr Balestier, the sister of a friend who was co-writer of the novel The Naulahka.
- Rudyard and his wife settled in a cottage in Vermont and had a daughter Josephine in 1892 where he drew the first pictures for The Jungle Book while living in the cottage.
- Rudyard Kipling published The Jungle Book in 1894 and The Second Jungle Book came out in 1895.
- Rudyard Kipling published his large collection of work during his lifetime which includes books, novels, collections, poems, autobiographies, speeches, and short stories. His work also included military stories, and travel stories, among other topics.
- In 1907, Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and was the first English recipient of the award that had been established in 1901.
- At the age of 70, Rudyard Kipling died on January 18th, 1936. However, his death notice appeared in the newspaper two days before he died and he read it and accused the publisher of falsehood.