The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling

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9780712665186: The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling
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"The best Kipling biography yet written... Gilmour's account of this driven man shines with intelligence" ( Scotsman)

"An enthralling biography of a mind...essential reading for anyone who cares about how a writer finds, and passionately lives, his subject" ( Daily Telegraph)

"A fine, fair and generous work... Gilmour's celebrated life of Curzon demonstrated his mastery of imperial nuance and esoteric character, and he brings to this book just the right combination of empathy, distaste and fastidious detachment" ( New Statesman)

"A splendid and much needed reappraisal of Kipling...outstanding for its precise, elegant writing" ( Herald)

"A superb short biography...a beautifully written, touching and occasionally very funny book" (Andrew Roberts Daily Mail)

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Rudyard Kipling was a unique figure in British history, a great writer and a great imperial icon. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature, he added more phrases to the language than any man since Shakespeare, yet he was also the Apostle of the British Empire, a man who incarnated an era for millions of people who did not normally read poetry. A child of the Victorian age of imperial self-confidence, Kipling lived to see the rise of Hitler threaten his country's existence. The laureate of the Empire at its apogee, he foresaw that its demise would soon follow his death. His great poem 'Recessional' celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897; his last poems warned of the dangers of Nazism. The trajectory of his life matched the trajectory of the British Empire from its zenith to its final decades. He himself was transformed from the apostle of success to the prophet of national decline, a Cassandra warning of dangers that successive governments refused to face.

Previous works on Kipling have focused on his writing and on his domestic life. This is the first book to study his public role, his influence on the way Britons saw both themselves and their Empire. Based on extensive research in Britain and in the under-explored archives of the United States, David Gilmour has produced a brilliantly illuminating study of a man who embodied the spirit of his country a hundred years ago as closely as Shakespeare had done 300 years before.

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