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Rudyard Kipling claimed that he never wrote "the bland drivel of the globetrotter." As a journalist for seven years in India, he watched tourists scurry across the land and then publish their superficial impressions. Ironically over the course of his life, Kipling too became a tourist, visiting and describing six continents. Kipling was just twenty-three years old when he reached San Francisco in May 1889; he immediately began recording the sights and sounds of boom-town America. For four months he toured the United States, publishing accounts of his journey in the Pioneer, a major newspaper in western India. A few years later, when he lived in Vermont (1892-1896) with his American wife, Kipling wrote several syndicated articles published in both England and the U.S. Then in 1899 he revised and abridged the Pioneer versions and published them in From Sea to Sea. The second series of syndicated articles he collected in Letters of Travel (1920). Most of these travel writings are now out of print. In Kipling's America, Professor D. H. Stewart brings all of these articles together and reproduces the original printed versions; he sets the context with an engaging introduction and helpful annotations. Readers are provided with the opportunity to hear again Kipling at his cocky and often opinionated best. From Kipling's perspective, America unleashed the chaotic energy latent in human beings, and he was uncertain whether this energy inevitably would be productive or destructive.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xiv-xxxiii
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  1. GLOSSARY
  2. pp. xxxiv-xxxv
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. pp. xxxvi-xlii
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  1. Letter One: SHOWS HOW I CAME TO AMERICA BEFORE MY TIME AND WAS MUCH SHAKEN IN BODY AND SOUL BY WHAT I FELT AND HEARD
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Letter Two: HOW I GOT TO SAN FRANCISCO AND TOOK TEA WITH THE NATIVES THERE
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. Letter Three: SHOWS HOW THROUGH FOLLY I ASSISTED AT A MURDER AND WAS PROPORTIONALLY AFRAID. THE RULE OF THE DEMOCRACY AND THE DESPOTISM OF THE ALIEN
  2. pp. 23-30
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  1. Letter Four1: Untitled
  2. pp. 31-35
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  1. Letter Seven: SHOWS HOW I CAUGHT SALMON IN THE CLACKAMAS AND CLOTHED MY SELF IN PURPLE AND TRIUMPH
  2. pp. 62-69
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  1. Letter Eight: DISCUSSES THE SHORTCOMINGS OF TACOMA-ON-THE-BOOM AND SEATTLE-AFTER-THE-FIRE. INTRODUCES A HERETIC
  2. pp. 70-76
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  1. Letter Nine: TAKES ME FROM VANCOUVER TO THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—WITH A MEAN OPINION OF MY SELF AND A MEANER OF RAYMENT’S TOURISTS
  2. pp. 77-86
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  1. Letter Thirteen: OF THE AMERICAN ARMY AND THE CITY OF THE SAINTS. THE TEMPLE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, AND THE GIRL FROM DORSET. AN ORIENTAL CONSIDERATION OF POLYGAMY
  2. pp. 120-131
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  1. Letter Fourteen: HOW I MET CERTAIN PEOPLE OF IMPORTANCE BETWEEN SALT LAKE AND OMAHA
  2. pp. 132-139
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  1. Letter Fifteen: ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE, AND HOW THE MAN GRING SHOWED ME THE GARMENTS OF THE ELLEWOMEN
  2. pp. 140-146
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  1. Letter Sixteen: HOW I STRUCK CHICAGO. AND HOW CHICAGO STRUCK ME. OF RELIGION, POLITICS, AND PIG-STICKING, —AND THE IN CARNATION OF THE CITY AMONG SHAMBLES
  2. pp. 147-157
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  1. Letter Seventeen: HOW I FOUND PEACE AT MUSQUASH ON THE MONONGAHELA
  2. pp. 158-167
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  1. Letter Nineteen1: KIPLING’S VIEW OF OUR DEFENCELESS COASTS
  2. pp. 179-188
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  1. Letter Twenty: RUDYARD KIPLING ON MARK TWAIN
  2. pp. 189-200
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  1. PART II. FROM TIDE WAY TO TIDE WAY (1892–1895)
  2. p. 201
  1. Letter One: IN SIGHT OF MONADNOCK
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  1. Letter Two: ACROSS THE CONTINENT (Excerpt)
  2. pp. 210-216
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  1. Letter Three: WHAT RUDYARD KIPLING SAW ON HIS WAY BACK FROM JAPAN (Excerpt)
  2. pp. 217-220
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  1. Letter Four: ON ONE SIDE ONLY
  2. pp. 221-228
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  1. Letter Five: FROM A WINTER NOTE-BOOK (1895)
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  1. APPENDIX: FOUR INTERVIEWS
  2. pp. 240-257
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  1. First San Francisco Interview, INDIAN JOURNALISM 2 June 1889
  2. pp. 241-242
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  1. Second San Francisco Interview, SNAKES AND ELEPHANTS 9 June 1889
  2. pp. 243-249
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  1. An Interview At Buffalo, AS OTHERS SEE US 12 August 1889
  2. pp. 250-254
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  1. London Interview, STILL HE LIKES US (Excerpt) 29 June 1890
  2. pp. 255-257
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  1. NOTES TO THE LETTERS
  2. pp. 258-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-282
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780944318331
Related ISBN
9780944318171
MARC Record
OCLC
794700850
Pages
324
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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