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Barrack Room Ballads

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ISBN-10: 1406503096

ISBN-13: 9781406503098

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rudyard Kipling

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List price: $12.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English. He spent an unhappy period of exile from his parents (and the Indian heat) with a harsh aunt in England, followed by the public schooling that inspired his "Stalky" stories. He returned to India at 18 to work on the staff of the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette and rapidly became a prolific writer. His mildly satirical work won him a reputation in England, and he returned there in 1889. Shortly after, his first novel, The Light That Failed (1890) was published, but it was not altogether successful. In the early…