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Carrie Kipling 1862-1939: The Hated Wife (Short Lives)
Carrie Kipling was one of the most despised women of her generation. Henry James called her "that hard, capable little person." Rudyard Kipling's parents saw her as no more than an American on the make. And yet, suspicious and vituperative as she was, Carrie was in many ways misunderstood. It was she who provided the backbone that her husband often preached but privately l ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Faber & Faber, Limited
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This book counted as professional development. My library's special collections are heavy on Kipling materials (he spent several years in southern Vermont). Last week I received a reference question about Carrie Kipling's diaries and realized that I knew almost nothing about the Kiplings, so I decided that I should brush up. I ran upstairs, scanned the shelves, and grabbed this book, which appeared to be a fairly quick and accessible overview of Carrie's life. I still know fairly little about Ru ...more
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