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Rudyard Kipling Books In Order

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Publication Order of Puck Books

Puck of Pook's Hill (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rewards and Fairies (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Jungle Book Books

The Jungle Book (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Jungle Book (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Light That Failed (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naulahka - A Story Of East And West (1892)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captains Courageous (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of the Gadsbys (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under The Deodars (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kim (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the Night Mail (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Man Who Would Be King (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Imray (1891)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat That Walked by Himself (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Plain Tales from the Hills (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life's Handicap (1891)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barrack-Room Ballads (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Many Inventions (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soldiers Three (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Tales (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just So Stories (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Nations (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traffics and Discoveries (1904)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kipling Poems (1907)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day's Work (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Actions and Reactions (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Warfare (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Diversity of Creatures (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of Asia (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Was (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debits And Credits (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Limits And Renewals (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All The Mowgli Stories (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantoms and Fantasies (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complete Verse (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiplings Science Fiction (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Supernatural Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kipling's Fantasy Stories (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Elephant, The Hare And The Black Cobra (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy (With: Neil Gaiman,Stephen Jones) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Stories (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Mowgli: Stories from the Jungle Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Elephant's Child (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters of Marque (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Spin Books

with Martin Powell, Gerardo Sandoval, Louise Simonson, Lisa Trumbauer, Blake Hoena, Scott Sonneborn, Michael Dahl, Stephanie True Peters, Donald Lemke, Beth Bracken, Sean Tulien
Red Riding Hood (By: Martin Powell) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderella (By: Beth Bracken) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack and the Beanstalk (By: Blake Hoena) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hansel and Gretel (By: Donald Lemke) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Beast (By: Michael Dahl) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow White (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumpelstiltskin (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Beauty (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Little Pigs (By: Lisa Trumbauer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Duckling (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and the Pea (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's New Clothes (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thumbelina (By: Martin Powell,Gerardo Sandoval) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Henry, Hammerin' Hero (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy (By: Sean Tulien) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bremen Town Musicians (By: Louise Simonson) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Goose (By: Sean Tulien) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom Thumb (By: Scott Sonneborn) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Elves and the Shoemaker (By: Martin Powell) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Leopard Got His Spots (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Camel Got His Hump (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Elephant Got His Trunk (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics (With: Martin Powell,Louise Simonson,Blake Hoena,Pedro Rodríguez,Sean Tulien) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall (By: Martin Powell) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Occult(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Stories(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spellbound(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Machines(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Glorious Wings(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Greatest Horror Stories(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Big Book of California(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire Tales(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Adventure(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Coach(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sky(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Occult Fiction Collection(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Cat Stories(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hungry for Blood – Ultimate Halloween Collection(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Born in India to English parents, Rudyard Kipling was to become a great short-story, poet and novelist who was also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was famous for writing novels, short stories, various poems and children’s stories.

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865. At the age of 6 his parents sent him back to their homeland of England to receive a formal education while they remained in India to assist the British government. Living with an unkind foster family, particularly his strict foster mother, Mrs. Holloway, Rudyard Kipling struggled to fit in at his new home and school. He was often found reading and writing for comfort. Having finally discovered the deplorable conditions her son was subjected to, Mrs. Kipling immediately returned to England and moved Rudyard to a new school where he excelled. It was also during this time that Rudyard discovered he had a true talent for writing. He joined the school newspaper and very quickly became editor.

Instead of attending college, Rudyard Kipling returned to India after school and soon found a job at a local newspaper. During this time Kipling also suffered from insomnia and learned the underground local culture as he wondered the streets at night. He eventually gained access to brothels and opium dens that were hidden from the light of day. His experiences at such places laid the building blocks for his book of short stories called Plain Tales from the Hills. This book earned him some celebrity in England.

In 1892, Rudyard Kipling married Carrie Balestier who was the sister of an American friend and associate he had made in England but who then passed away suddenly. Immediately after their marriage, the fall of the New Oriental Banking Corporation left the Kiplings broke and so they decided to settle in Vermont near Carrie’s family. Kipling thoroughly enjoyed his time living in the United States. He and Carrie had two girls while living in America (later they had a son in England) and it was during this time that Kipling also wrote his most famous works: The Jungle Book, The Naulahka: A Short Story of the West and East and the Second Jungle Book. By this time Kipling was known as a prolific writer all over the globe. He became extremely successful and is believed to have been the highest paid author in the world during the 1890s.

In 1896 the Kiplings decided to move to England. Sadly, on a return visit to America, Rudyard Kipling and his daughter, Josephine, fell gravely ill on board the ship. Due to his celebrity, the world was on edge about Kipling and his daughter’s condition as they fought a terrible case of pneumonia. Rudyard Kipling eventually recovered from his illness but his young daughter passed away. Kipling was not informed of his daughter’s death until he had recovered. After this tragedy, Kipling blamed the trip to the United States for causing her death and therefore he did not wish to travel to America again. It is said that Kipling was never the same after his daughter’s death.

Rudyard Kipling was known for writing many works about war during this time and in 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as he was a strong voice for the plights of the common English solider. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Kipling received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his portrayal of soldier life and also for his classic children’s tales.

Rudyard Kipling remained in England and continued writing until 1915 when he became a vocal supporter of the war and went to the front line to report on soldier life there. Tragedy struck the Kipling family again as Rudyard Kipling’s son John was lost in the fight during a battle in France. His body was never recovered. Kipling went to France to try to locate his son but returned unsuccessful. It is believed that the loss of two children is the reason why Kipling never wrote another children’s book after this.

In 1926 Rudyard Kipling received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society for Literature. The society strives to reward literary merit and excite talent.

Rudyard Kipling passed away on January 18th, 1936 due to complications with an ulcer. He was cremated and today his ashes are in Westminster Abbey next to Charles Dickens.

Kipling’s series of The Jungle Book takes place in India and centers around a young boy, Mowgli, a feral child who is raised by a pack of wolves. In The Jungle Book universe the young boy’s name is said to mean “frog”. During his time growing up in the jungle, the boy learns about “The Law of the Jungle” and the reader follows him on his many adventures with the animal friends he makes in the jungle. Baloo, the bear, and Baheera the panther are prominent characters who teach the boy and keep him safe. Eventually Mowgli must face the evil Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who torments all who live in the Jungle.

The Second Jungle Book offers more tales of Mowgli and his animal friends in the jungle as well as some unrelated stories about life in India.

The Jungle Book stories were originally published in magazines which accompanied drawings by Rudyard Kipling’s father, John Lockwood Kipling. Rudyard Kipling used the animals in his series to relay valuable lessons to the youth who read his tales. Rudyard Kipling had adapted The Jungle Book and other stories about Mowgli’s adventures to be performed as a play but it was never set to stage. The manuscript was thought to be lost forever but was eventually recovered and published as a book in 2000.

The Jungle Book is of course widely famous for Disney’s adaptation of the timeless children’s tale in the 1967 animated film. It was the last Disney film to be produced by Walt Disney himself who died during its production. In 1967 it finished as the 4th highest grossing film of the year. The Disney adaptation of the Jungle Book was re-released in theater various times over the years including in 1978, 1984 and 1990. Disney also produced another Jungle Book movie in 1994.

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