The Light That Failed

Rudyard KIPLING (1868 - 1936)

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.(summary by Magdalene)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Chapter 01 icyjumbo (1964-2010)
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Play 02 Chapter 02 grace4him
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Play 03 Chapter 03 TriciaG
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Play 04 Chapter 04 Pt 1 LoraBeth Davis
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Play 05 Chapter 04 Pt 2 LoraBeth Davis
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Play 06 Chapter 05 LoraBeth Davis
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Play 07 Chapter 06 Pt 1 Elli
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Play 08 Chapter 06 Pt 2 Elli
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Play 09 Chapter 07 Pt 1 TriciaG
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Play 10 Chapter 07 Pt 2 TriciaG
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Play 11 Chapter 08 Pt 1 Zarnaz
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Play 12 Chapter 08 Pt 2 Zarnaz
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Play 13 Chapter 09 Pt 1 Ted Nugent
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Play 14 Chapter 09 Pt 2 Richard Kilmer
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Play 15 Chapter 10 Gary Coy
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Play 16 Chapter 11 Richard Kilmer
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Play 17 Chapter 12 Richard Kilmer
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Play 18 Chapter 13 Pt 1 Zarnaz
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Play 19 Chapter 13 Pt 2 Zarnaz
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Play 20 Chapter 14 Pt 1 Jessi
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Play 21 Chapter 14 Pt 2 Jessi
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Play 22 Chapter 14 Pt 3 Jessi
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Play 23 Chapter 15 Pt 1 Magdalena
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Play 24 Chapter 15 Pt 2 Magdalena
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