The Young Kipling

Posted by sepoy on January 25, 2008 · 1 min read

As you know, The Atlantic has opened up its archives for free - following NYT etc.

I recommend, The Young Kipling, December 1887 - extracts from letters and diaries of a young American girl living in Allahabad and getting to know Kipling.

"How Kipling does love those wild men of the North! He calls them his own folk. They are savage, boastful, arrogant, and hot-headed, and these vagrant loafers, snaky-lipped and vulture-eyed, come to pay their respects to him."

Mighty good reading - for yourself or your class.


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Josh Jones | February 12, 2008

Thank you for linking the "Young Kipling"! Awesome read! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to cross-post this to my own group blog. Do you think we read it differently because it is online rather than on paper? I generally say "no," but there is something almost haunting about this...

sepoy | February 12, 2008

JJ: I am not entirely sure what you mean...we read Kipling differently? or The Atlantic?