Kipling and the Sea: Voyages and Discoveries from North Atlantic to South

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Kipling and the Sea: Voyages and Discoveries from North Atlantic to South

by Rudyard Kipling
Editor Andrew Lycett

I.B. Tauris | April 15, 2014 | Hardcover

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 Kipling may be best known  as a commentator on the British Empire, but he was also a vivid observer and chronicler of the sea—and of ships and all who sailed in them. For him, the sea was the glue which bound the British Empire together. So Kipling wrote copiously about his own voyages—to India, across the Pacific and Atlantic, down to South Africa and Australia— and about the voyages of others. Sailors were particular heroes of his, as adventurers who braved every kind of element and danger in order to reach distant lands. In writing about them, he was enthralled by the romance of the sea, touching  on everything  from pirates to technical changes in ships. At all stages of his life Kipling  peppered his many letters with observations about the sea, encompassing  his own voyages and his other nautical interests. Newly edited and featuring a commentary by Kipling  expert and author of the much-praised Kipling Abroad, Kipling and the Sea illuminates a side of Kipling’s work that has not yet been fully explored.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.65 × 5.58 × 1.05 in

Published: April 15, 2014

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780762739

ISBN - 13: 9781780762739

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Kipling and the Sea: Voyages and Discoveries from North Atlantic to South

Kipling and the Sea: Voyages and Discoveries from North Atlantic to South

by Rudyard Kipling
Editor Andrew Lycett

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.65 × 5.58 × 1.05 in

Published: April 15, 2014

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780762739

ISBN - 13: 9781780762739

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 Kipling may be best known  as a commentator on the British Empire, but he was also a vivid observer and chronicler of the sea—and of ships and all who sailed in them. For him, the sea was the glue which bound the British Empire together. So Kipling wrote copiously about his own voyages—to India, across the Pacific and Atlantic, down to South Africa and Australia— and about the voyages of others. Sailors were particular heroes of his, as adventurers who braved every kind of element and danger in order to reach distant lands. In writing about them, he was enthralled by the romance of the sea, touching  on everything  from pirates to technical changes in ships. At all stages of his life Kipling  peppered his many letters with observations about the sea, encompassing  his own voyages and his other nautical interests. Newly edited and featuring a commentary by Kipling  expert and author of the much-praised Kipling Abroad, Kipling and the Sea illuminates a side of Kipling’s work that has not yet been fully explored.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short story writer, poet, and novelist, most commonly known for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and children’s stories. Some of his bestselling works include The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the short story The Man Who Would Be King.

Andrew Lycett is author of the acclaimed biography of Rudyard Kipling and the successful and acclaimed Kipling Abroad . As a former foreign correspondent, he has traveled widely and worked in most parts of the world written about by Kipling. His other books include highly regarded lives of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a member of the Council of the Kipling Society and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.