Historical Context

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Science and Technology
The end of the nineteenth century brought many developments in science and technology that had a direct...

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Literary Style

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‘‘Mrs. Bathurst’’ is set in an isolated railway car on a beach in Glengariff Bay, South Africa, where the...

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Bibliography and Further Reading

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Bodelsen, C. A. ‘‘The Hardest of All the Stories: ‘Mrs. Bathurst,’’’ in Aspects of Kipling’s Art,...

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Dillingham, William B. Rudyard Kipling: Hell and Heroism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Dobrée, Bonamy. Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Gilbert, Elliot L. The Good Kipling. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1972.

Gilbert, Elliot L., ed. Kipling and the Critics. New York: New York University Press, 1965.

Gilmour, David. The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.

Hagiioannu, Andrew. The Man Who Would Be Kipling: The Colonial Fiction and the Frontiers of Exile. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Mallett, Phillip. Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Rutherford, Angus, ed. Kipling’s Mind and Art. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1964.

Stewart, J. I. M. Rudyard Kipling. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966.

Wilson, Angus. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling. New York: Viking Press, 1978.

Compare and Contrast

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1904: South Africa, initially colonized by the Dutch, is ruled by the British Commonwealth. The British Navy is the preeminent...

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Topics for Further Study

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Research the history of film from its development in France and America to its popularity before World War I. How did movies affect the lives...

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What Do I Read Next?

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Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim (1901), chronicles the story of a young Irish boy growing up in India during the waning years of...

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