The White Man's Burden,
Gunga Din,and Recessional (1897).
In London in 1892, he married Caroline Balestier, an American, and lived in Vermont for four years. There he wrote children's stories,
The Jungle Book
Second Jungle Book
Just So Stories
(1897). Returning to England in 1900, he lived in Sussex, the setting of
Puck of Pook's Hill
(1906). Other works include
Stalky and Co.
(1899) and his famous poem
(1910). England's first Nobel Prize winner in literature (1907), he is buried in Westminster Abbey.
See his Something of Myself (1937) biographies by J. I. M. Stewart (1966), J. Harrison (1982), H. Ricketts (2000), and D. Gilmour (2002) studies by J. M. S. Tompkins (2d ed. 1965), V. A. Shashane (1973), R. F. Moss (1982), P. Mallett, ed. (1989), and W. B. Dillingham (2008).
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