Seanchai ("Storyteller" in Irish) Library celebrates the Celtic tradition of stories told around the hearth or in the pub to friends, family, and welcomed strangers. Seanchai Libraries bring stories of all kinds to life, in Virtual Worlds: Second Life, InWorldz, & Kitely on the Open Metaverse.
Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894),
Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be
King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga
Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919),
"The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is
regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's
books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work
as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom,
in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James
said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius
(as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, at
the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the
first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient
to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on
several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.