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Quotation by Rudyard Kipling:

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

Rudyard Kipling     (more by this author)

1865-1936 (Age at death: 71 approx.)

Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was a British author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India[2], he is best known for his works of fiction The Jungle Book (1894) (a collection of stories which includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888); and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story";[3] his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift.[4][5]

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[3] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known."[3] In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.[6] Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.(Wikipedia)

Country: England

Type: Prose
Context: Book

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