THE standard bibliography is J. McG. Stewart Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, ed. A. W. Yeats ( 1959). Reference may also be made to two earlier works: Flora V. Livingston's Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling ( 1927) with its Supplement ( 1938), and Lloyd H. Chandler Summary of the Work of Rudyard Kipling, Including Items ascribed to Him ( 1930). We still await a bibliography which will take account of the findings of modern scholarship over the last quarter-century.
The official biography, authorized by Kipling's daughter Elsie, is Charles Carrington Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Work ( 1955; 3rd edn., revised 1978). Other full-scale biographies are Lord Birkenhead Rudyard Kipling ( 1978) and Angus Wilson The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling ( 1977). Briefer, copiously illustrated surveys are provided by Martin Fido's Rudyard Kipling ( 1974) and Kingsley Amis Rudyard Kipling and his World ( 1975), which combine biography and criticism, as do the contributions to Rudyard Kipling: the man, his work and his world (also illustrated), ed. John Gross ( 1972). Information on particular periods of his life is also to be found in such works as A. W. Baldwin, The Macdonald Sisters ( 1960); Alice Macdonald Fleming (née Kipling), "'Some Childhood Memories of Rudyard Kipling' and 'More Childhood Memories of Rudyard Kipling'", Chambers Journal, 8th series, vol. 8 ( 1939); L. C. Dunsterville, Stalky's Reminiscences ( 1928); G. C. Beresford, Schooldays with Kipling ( 1936); E. Kay Robinson , "'Kipling in India'", McClure's Magazine, vol. 7 ( 1896); Edmonia Hill, "'The Young Kipling'", Atlantic Monthly, vol. 157 ( 1936); Kipling's Japan, ed. Hugh Cartazzi and George Webb ( 1988); H. C. Rice, Rudyard Kipling in New England ( 1936); Frederic Van de Water, Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud ( 1937); Julian Ralph, War's Brighter Side ( 1901); Angela Thirkell, Three Houses ( 1931); Rudyard Kipling to Rider Haggard: The Record of a Friendship, ed. Morton Cohen ( 1965); and 'O Beloved Kids': Rudyard Kipling's Letters to his Children, ed. Elliot L. Gilbert ( 1983). Useful background on the India he knew is provided by 'Philip Woodruff' (Philip Mason) in The Men Who Ruled IndiaSimla: A Hill Station in British India