This volume contains a short autobiography of the seminal English poet and author, Rudyard Kipling. It offers a unique insight into the life and mind of this prolific man of letters, who strove to uphold the Victorian values of patriotism, duty, and obedience; yet simultaneously sympathized with outlaws and children. This autobiography outlines his unhappy childhood years in the 'House of Desolation', his doting parents, and the pride he took in his work. The chapters of this book include: “A Very Young Person”, “The School Before Its Time”, “Seven Year’s Hard”, “The Interregnum”, “The Committee of Ways and Means”, “South Africa”, “The Very-Own House”, etcetera. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was a seminal English short-story writer, novelist, and poet. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition, complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.