THE dates given here for Kipling's works are those of first authorized publication in volume form, whether this was in India, America, or England. (The dates of subsequent editions are not listed.) It should be noted that individual poems and stories collected in these volumes had in many cases appeared in newspapers or magazines of earlier dates. For full details see James McG. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, ed. A. W. Yeats, Toronto, 1959; but see also the editors' notes in this World's Classics series.
|1865|| Rudyard Kipling born at Bombay on 30 December, son|
of John Lockwood Kipling and Alice Kipling (née
In December Rudyard and his sister Alice Macdonald|
Kipling ('Trix'), who was born in 1868, are left in the
charge of Captain and Mrs Holloway at Lorne Lodge,
Southsea ('The House of Desolation'), while their
parents return to India.
|1877|| Alice Kipling returns from India in March/April and|
removes the children from Lorne Lodge, though Trix
returns there subsequently.
|1878|| Kipling is admitted in January to the United Services|
College at Westward Ho! in Devon. First visit to
France with his father that summer. (Many visits later
in his life.)
Meets and falls in love with Florence Garrard, a|
fellow-boarder of Trix's at Southsea and prototype of
Maisie in The Light that Failed.
Appointed editor of the United Services College|
Chronicle. Schoolboy Lyrics privately printed by his
parents in Lahore, for limited circulation.
Leaves school at end of summer term. Sails for India on|
20 September; arrives Bombay on 18 October. Takes
up post as assistant-editor of the Civil and MilitaryGazette