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Rudyard Kipling - The Irish Guards in The Great War (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

Kipling described his original publication in 1923 as "his great work. It is done with agony and bloody sweat”.

Losing his son, John, in 1915 at the tender age of eighteen, he was approached to write a regimental history of the Irish Guards.

He wrote this “not on business terms but as a monument to his son’s service”, accepting the commission at once and starting without delay. It took five and half years to complete.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
  • Published : 1997 (Spellmont - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781873376836
  • SKU : B000695
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • RRP : £15.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

The Second Battalion, Irish Guards.

External Reviews

". . . history which becomes literature. It is heroic, it should be read . . . " - The Telegraph.

"a prose epic of the poor bloody infantry" - Sunday Times.

The Author

Rudyard Kipling is one of the best-known of the late Victorian poets and story-tellers. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Kim, and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King".  Although he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, his political views, which grew more toxic as he aged, have long made him critically unpopular.

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