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Postscript: After Kim

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This postscript to the book provides a brief account of Kipling’s career after Kim. It suggests some of the ways in which the divide between authoritarian and complex fiction, and the formal features ... More


Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

David Sergeant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

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 ... More


Introduction

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which focuses on Kipling’s literary craftsmanship to explain both the sophistication of some of his fiction, and how other work attempted ... More


Fiction in India, 1884–1889

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a new account of Kipling’s writing in India, with a particular focus on the fiction up to and including Plain Tales from the Hills. Two clear shifts in the character and ... More


Return to Britain, 1889–1890

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the fiction Kipling produced on returning to Britain in 1889. It traces how British critics elided the didactic and artistic aspects of his work, and confused new London ... More


Move to Fable, 1891–1900

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Kipling’s navigation of visualized, embodied structures in Many Inventions , and shows how these were informed by his Anglo-Indian experience but are also eloquent within the ... More


Kim, 1901

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Kipling’s masterpiece and critical test case, Kim. While many critics have identified features such as ‘colour’ as being important to it, the understanding built up in previous ... More


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