The Hated Wife: Carrie Kipling, 1862-1939

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Short Books, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 96 pages
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Carrie Kipling was one of the most despised women of her generation. Henry James called her “that hard, capable little person.” Rudyard Kipling’s parents saw her as no more than an American on the make. And yet, suspicious and vituperative as she was, Carrie was in many ways misunderstood. It was she who provided the backbone that her husband often preached but privately lacked. Drawing on a vast archive of diaries and letters, Adam Nicolson exposes the malignancy and detachment at the heart of the Kipling marriage. For the first time, Carrie is seen for the woman she was—not as a bully intent on controlling her genius husband, but as a lonely survivor in the face of serial family tragedy.

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Small book about Kiplings wife. Okay read. Read full review

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Adam Nicols on is the author of "Seamanship", "God's Sec

Adam Nicols on is the author of "Seamanship", "God's Secretaries", and "Seize the Fire". He has won both the Somerseretaries", and "Seize the Fire". He has won both the Somerset Maugham and William Heinemann awards, and he lives with hit Maugham and William Heinemann awards, and he lives with his family at Sissinghurst Castle in England. s family at Sissinghurst Castle in England.

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