Rudyard Kipling Books In Order

Browse through the extensive catalogue of Rudyard Kipling’s works, organized in chronological order, to trace the development of his literary career from his initial publications to his later masterpieces.

Publication Order of Puck Books

Puck of Pook’s Hill(1906)
Rewards and Fairies(1910)

Publication Order of The Jungle Book Books

The Jungle Book(1893)
The Second Jungle Book(1895)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Light That Failed(1890)
The Naulahka – A Story Of East And West(1892)
Captains Courageous(1897)
The Story of the Gadsbys(1899)
Under The Deodars(1899)
With the Night Mail(1909)

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Man Who Would Be King(1888)
The Return of Imray(1891)
The Cat That Walked by Himself(1902)

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Plain Tales from the Hills(1888)
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories(1888)
Life’s Handicap(1891)
Barrack-Room Ballads(1893)
Many Inventions(1893)
Soldiers Three(1899)
Indian Tales(1899)
Just So Stories(1902)
The Five Nations(1903)
Traffics and Discoveries(1904)
Kipling Poems(1907)
The Day’s Work(1908)
Actions and Reactions(1909)
Sea Warfare(1916)
A Diversity of Creatures(1917)
The Eyes of Asia(1919)
Rudyard Kipling’s Verse(1923)
The Man Who Was(1924)
Debits And Credits(1926)
Limits And Renewals(1932)
All The Mowgli Stories(1933)
Phantoms and Fantasies(1965)
Complete Verse(1972)
Kiplings Science Fiction(1987)
The Complete Supernatural Stories of Rudyard Kipling(1987)
Kipling’s Fantasy Stories(1992)
The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling(1994)
Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling(1999)
The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales(2000)
The Elephant, The Hare And The Black Cobra(2003)
Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages(2005)
Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy(With: Neil Gaiman,Stephen Jones)(2008)
Ten Stories(2017)
The Adventures of Mowgli: Stories from the Jungle Book(2018)

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Elephant’s Child(1900)

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters of Marque(2009)

Publication Order of Graphic Spin Books

with Martin Powell, Gerardo Sandoval, Louise Simonson, Lisa Trumbauer, Blake Hoena, Scott Sonneborn, Michael Dahl, Stephanie True Peters, Donald Lemke, Beth Bracken, Sean Tulien

Red Riding Hood(By: Martin Powell)(2008)
Cinderella(By: Beth Bracken)(2008)
Jack and the Beanstalk(By: Blake Hoena)(2008)
Hansel and Gretel(By: Donald Lemke)(2008)
Beauty and the Beast(By: Michael Dahl)(2008)
Snow White(By: Martin Powell)(2009)
Rumpelstiltskin(By: Martin Powell)(2009)
Sleeping Beauty(By: Martin Powell)(2009)
The Three Little Pigs(By: Lisa Trumbauer)(2009)
Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel(By: Stephanie True Peters)(2009)
The Ugly Duckling(By: Martin Powell)(2009)
The Princess and the Pea(By: Stephanie True Peters)(2009)
The Emperor’s New Clothes(By: Stephanie True Peters)(2009)
Thumbelina(By: Martin Powell,Gerardo Sandoval)(2009)
The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan(By: Martin Powell)(2010)
John Henry, Hammerin’ Hero(By: Stephanie True Peters)(2010)
Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy(By: Sean Tulien)(2010)
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed(By: Martin Powell)(2010)
The Bremen Town Musicians(By: Louise Simonson)(2011)
The Golden Goose(By: Sean Tulien)(2011)
Tom Thumb(By: Scott Sonneborn)(2011)
The Elves and the Shoemaker(By: Martin Powell)(2011)
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin(2012)
How the Leopard Got His Spots(2012)
How the Camel Got His Hump(2012)
How the Elephant Got His Trunk(2012)
Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Comics(With: Martin Powell,Louise Simonson,Blake Hoena,Pedro Rodríguez,Sean Tulien)(2013)
Tall(By: Martin Powell)(2014)

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe)(2020)
A Cat of Perfect Taste(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith)(2020)
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye)(2020)
A Cat of Strange Lands(By: Dean Wesley Smith)(2020)
A Cat of Cozy Situations(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith)(2020)
A Cat of Heroic Heart(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce)(2020)
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo)(2021)
A Cat of Fantastic Whims(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce)(2021)
A Cat of Feral Instincts(By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell)(2021)

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)
A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)
Tales of the Occult(1989)
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)
H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of Horror(1993)
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)
Fantasy Stories(1994)
The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others(1997)
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)
Time Machines(1997)
A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)
On Glorious Wings(2003)
The World’s Greatest Horror Stories(2004)
The Little Big Book of California(2005)
H. P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural(2006)
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology(2007)
Empire Tales(2008)
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)
50 Classic Novellas(2011)
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Adventure(2011)
The Phantom Coach(2014)
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)
Red Sky(2014)
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)
The Occult Fiction Collection(2019)
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(2020)
Classic Cat Stories(2020)
Hungry for Blood – Ultimate Halloween Collection(2023)

Rudyard Kipling Profile

BornJoseph Rudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Malabar Hill, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died18 January 1936 (aged 70)
Fitzrovia, London, England
Resting placePoets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey
OccupationShort-story writer, novelist, poet, journalist.
GenreShort story, novel, children’s literature, poetry, travel literature, science fiction.
Notable worksThe Jungle Book
Just So Stories,
Captains Courageous
“Gunga Din”
“The White Man’s Burden”
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature – 1907

More About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling, a literary figure of immense stature, was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, British India. Known for his vivid storytelling and deep affinity for the imperial experience, Kipling’s life and works are a reflection of the complexities of his time.

Kipling’s early years in India were bathed in the colors, sounds, and stories of the subcontinent, which profoundly influenced his later writing. At the age of five, he was sent to England for his education, a common practice among British colonial families. However, his years spent at a boarding house in Portsmouth were marked by loneliness and hardship, experiences that later found their way into his stories.

After returning to India in his late teens, Kipling worked as a journalist. This period was crucial in shaping his literary voice. Immersed once again in the culture of India, he began to write short stories and poems, capturing the essence of life in British India with a mix of affection and critique.

Kipling’s return to England in 1889 marked the beginning of his rise to literary fame. His works, including “The Jungle Book,” “Kim,” and “Just So Stories,” showcased his exceptional storytelling skills and his ability to bring exotic lands to life for Western readers. His writing, often set against the backdrop of the British Empire, grappled with themes of adventure, morality, and identity.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the honor and, at the time, the youngest recipient. Despite this acclaim, his views on imperialism and his portrayal of colonialism have sparked debate and reassessment over the years.

Beyond his well-known novels and children’s stories, Kipling was also a master of the short story and a significant poet. His poem “If—” remains one of the most beloved poems in the English language.

Kipling’s later years were marked by personal tragedies, including the death of his son in World War I, which cast a shadow over his writing. He passed away on January 18, 1936, but his legacy lives on. His works continue to be read and studied, offering a window into the complexities of the British Empire and the enduring power of storytelling.

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