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The Light that Failed

Rudyard Kipling

1. 01 - Chapter 01
2. 02 - Chapter 02
3. 03 - Chapter 03
4. 04 - Chapter 04 Part 1
5. 05 - Chapter 04 Part 2
6. 06 - Chapter 05
7. 07 - Chapter 06 Part 1
8. 08 - Chapter 06 Part 2
9. 09 - Chapter 07 Part 1
10. 10 - Chapter 07 Pt 2
11. 11 - Chapter 08 Part 1
12. 12 - Chapter 08 Part 2
13. 13 - Chapter 09 Part 1
14. 14 - Chapter 09 Part 2
15. 15 - Chapter 10
16. 16 - Chapter 11
17. 17 - Chapter12
18. 18 - Chapter 13 Part 1
19. 19 - Chapter 13 Part 2
20. 20 - Chapter 14 Part 1
21. 21 - Chapter 14 Part 2
22. 22 - Chapter 14 Part 3
23. 23 - Chapter 15 Part 1
24. 24 - Chapter 15 Part 2

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Summary

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman.It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his love for Maisie, the obstacles those closest to him meet when a very independent man fights becoming dependant and finally the life changes Dick faces as his eyes fail him.