Rudyard Kipling | Critical Essay by Don Randall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of Rudyard Kipling.
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Critical Essay by Don Randall

SOURCE: Randall, Don. “Post-Mutiny Allegories of Empire in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Books.Texas Studies in Literature and Language 41, no. 1 (spring 1998): 97-120.

In the following essay, Randall underscores how British imperial history, particularly the history of mutinies, informs Kipling's short fiction.

In Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914 Patrick Brantlinger highlights the special status of the Indian Mutiny in the British empire's cultural legacy. Briefly documenting post-Mutiny literary production, he observes, “at least fifty [Mutiny novels] were written before 1900, and at least thirty more before World War II. There was also a deluge of eyewitness accounts, journal articles, histories, poems and plays dealing with the 1857-58 rebellion.” Brantlinger concurs with Hilda Gregg, who first affirmed, in 1897, the Mutiny's unparalleled capacity to capture and command the British imperial imagination. He also remarks...

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