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1899. Illustrated. Kipling, English short-story writer, novelist and poet, who celebrated the heroism of British colonial soldiers in India and Burma, he was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. In 1887 Kipling was transferred from (Islamic) Lahore to (Hindu) Allahabad as a special reporter for the Pioneer, a paper which circulated throughout India. In addition to his ordinary work he edited, and wrote longer stories for its weekly supplement, as well as traveling to various parts of the country, notably Rajasthan, about which he wrote a series of articles entitled Letters of Marque (later reissued in From Sea to Sea ). See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.