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A Fleet In Being; Notes Of Two Trips With The Channel Squadron


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Rudyard Kipling took part in the argument against the British answer to the upsurge in German naval authority referred as the Tirpitz Plan to construct a taskforce to contest the Royal Navy, writing a series of essays in 1898 which were compiled as A Fleet in Being. And as often with Rudyard there is that spectacular sarcastic wit and curiosity to the younger readers.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a British journalist, short fictionist, poet, and novel writer.

Rudyard’s writings comprise The Jungle Book, Kim, and several short fiction, such as The Man Who Would Be King. His poetry such as Mandalay, Gunga Din, The Gods of the Copybook Headings, The White Man’s Burden, and If-. He is considered as a leading originator in the creativity of short stories; his kiddie tales are classics of literature for the young, and one critic denoted his books as displaying “a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.

Rudyard was among the very famous authors in the United Kingdom, in both literature and poetry, in the later part of 19th and first part of 20th centuries. Henry James stated: “Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known.” In 1907, at 42 years old, he got the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first English-language author to be awarded and its youngest awardee thus far. He was also probed into for the British Poet Laureateship and on many instances for a knighthood, both of which he refused.

Rudyard’s following standing has transitioned in accordance with the political and social environment of those times and the consequential conflicting observations of him remained for most of the 20th century. George Orwell described Rudyard as “a jingo imperialist”, telling that he was “morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting”.
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