Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling, British writer, born in 1865 and died in 1936, is a novelist, poet and journalist. At the age of 42, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.His work includes writings in several fields: youth, news, science fiction and others. Not to mention his talent for storytelling.He has experienced political controversy in his ways of describing the life of empires. His parents considered themselves Anglo-Indians. This has rubbed off on his works and his criticism of his forced youth life in England, he and his sister Trix. This period, according to him, taught him the technique of lying, precursor of a good base for a literary career.He lived in India and the United States. Especially in the latter, which he crossed, as well as Canada, and also visited many countries around the world: Rangoon, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc. ...He married at age 26, on January 18, 1892, with Carrie Balestier (age 29). This led him to stabilize in Vermont, in the northeastern United States. This situation stimulated his imagination to write in the space of four years, the Book of the jungle.From time to time he received the visit of the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle.In 1896, following political misunderstandings between the United States and the United Kingdom, he left the United States to return to England.Kipling lost his son, Lieutenant John Kipling, during the First World War, in France in 1915. And at his son's grave, he wrote, "If anyone wants to know why we died, Tell them: because that our fathers lied. "And it is he too, who wrote on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier "Known to God".+++The Jungle Book, published in 1894, is a fiction by British author Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936.Following his many travels, especially in the United States and India where he lived for many years. The author describes life in the forest jungle of India, then under the British mandate. The novel is inserted into the natural wild life by introducing young and old to the adventures of a young boy impetuous and adventurer, named Mowgli. This one grew up among his many friends of the animal world.This book tells the story of Mowgli, collected and raised by wolves. The life of the young boy among the wild animals gives to dream especially to the young ones.There is also a detour to Alaska seals.This novel has been adapted to movies, TVs, cartoons and more.Among the main characters of the novel are: Mowgli: a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. Messua: the woman who collects Mowgli when he comes to the village. Teddy: British boy several times rescued cobras by mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Bagheera: the black panther who teaches Mowgli the art of hunting. Baloo: the bear who teaches the Law of the Jungle to the Cubs. Raksha: the gray wolf, also called Mother-Wolf or the demoness, adoptive mother of Mowgli. Hathi: the elephant, the lord of the jungle and the Bandar Log: the people of the monkeys.