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The Light that failed

Author: Rudyard Kipling; John M Lyon
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1992.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the story of Dick Heldar, artist and special correspondent for the London newspapers, and of the rise and decline of his fortunes, Kipling charts 'the slow draining of a man's power' with frightening conviction. Orphaned in childhood, already a vetran of the Nile Campaign in his early twenties, Heldar's greatest chance for happiness seems to lie with Maisie, friend of his boyhood and a fellow painter. Although at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard Kipling; John M Lyon
ISBN: 0140185127 9780140185126
OCLC Number: 29976155
Description: xxix, 226 pages ; 19 cm
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: Rudyard Kipling ; edited, with an introduction and notes by John M. Lyon.

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In the story of Dick Heldar, artist and special correspondent for the London newspapers, and of the rise and decline of his fortunes, Kipling charts 'the slow draining of a man's power' with frightening conviction. Orphaned in childhood, already a vetran of the Nile Campaign in his early twenties, Heldar's greatest chance for happiness seems to lie with Maisie, friend of his boyhood and a fellow painter. Although at first she rejects his love his optimism never falters and it is only when Heldar's sight fails him that his hopes wither. As the novel builds to its tragic but curiously triumphant climax, the reader is left shaken and moved by the author's depiction of human suffering.

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