Book #29877

Independence

Rudyard Kipling

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Small 8vo; 32 pages
Publisher: London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1923.

Price: $90.00

A charming first English edition in Fine condition, grayish blue card wrappers. Ruled and lettered in dark blue. 20,000 copies printed. Also issued in red cloth. Livingston 486, Richards A343.

Kipling became Rector of St. Andrews in 1922 and gave this rectorial address at his inauguration the University of St. Andrews in Scotland on October 10, 1923. Originally published as "Man's Desire for Independence" in The London Times. "The sole revenge that Maturity can take upon Youth for the sin of being young, is to preach at it. When I was young I sat and suffered under that dispensation."

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.