Book #29731

Independence

Rudyard Kipling
Independence. Rudyard Kipling.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: Second Edition
Size: 8vo; 33 pages
Publisher: Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924.

A most handsome Second American edition in just about Fine condition with only limited signs of edgewear. Issued in sage-green boards, the front cover lettered in green upon a white paper label. Lightly browned dust-jacket shows portrait of Kipling on front and original price of $1.00 on inside flap. Livingston 487.

Rectorial address delivered at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland on October 10, 1923. Originally published as "Man's Desire for Independence" in The London Times. Kipling became Rector of St. Andrews in 1922. "You know that there is no loneliness equal to the loneliness of youth at war with its surroundings in a world that does not care."

Price: $90.00

Author Bio

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865, English author and poet, born in Bombay, best known for The Jungle Book.Kipling split his boyhood between the markets of Bombay India and an abusive English foster home. His life of travel and tragedy led to two near nervous breakdowns, but made his creative work accessible to both the aristocracy and the common man. He died on January 18, 1936 as one of the most famous and highly paid writers of his time.

In 1907, Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.