Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling

Kipling’s first novel was published in 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. The novel follows the adventures of Dick Heldar, a painter who goes blind.

It is Kipling's first novel, written when he was 26 years old, and is semi-autobiographical; being based upon his own unrequited love for Florence Garrard. Though it was poorly received by critics, the novel has managed to remain in print for over a century. It was also adapted into a play, two silent films as well as a drama film.

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