We are pleased to announce a new critical edition of Rudyard Kipling’s semi-autobiographical first novel, The Light that Failed.
The Light that Failed tells the story of war artist Dick Heldar, his doomed love for childhood sweetheart Maisie, and his descent into blindness. Through Dick, Kipling considers the relationship between art and life, espousing his belief that the artist has a duty to paint only what he knows to be true.
This edition, edited by Paul Fox, includes: introduction, biography of Kipling, suggestions for further reading, explanatory footnotes, the alternative “happy ending” from the serialised version.
For more information, please see the our web page for The Light that Failed.