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Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901
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Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

David Sergeant

Abstract

This book re-establishes Kipling as a major artist. Through extended close readings of individual works, and unprecedentedly detailed attention to changes in location and readership, it distinguishes between two kinds of Kipling fiction. The first is coercive and concerned with the authoritarian control of meaning; the second relates less directly to its immediate historical surroundings and is more aesthetically complex. Misunderstandings have often resulted from confusing the two kinds of work. Distinguishing between them allows for a newly coherent account of Kipling's career, both explaini ... More

Keywords: Kipling fiction, The Jungle Books, Kim, India, Robert Louis Stevenson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684588
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sergeant, author
Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford