Lit Site: Rudyard Kipling’s house in Vermont

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) and his wife Carrie lived here in Dummerston, VT, in a house he named Naulakha, overlooking the Connecticut River. The name of the street it stands on today is called Kipling Road, located three miles north of Brattleboro. Kipling called the house his “ship,” which brought him “sunshine and a mind at ease.” Kipling wrote The Jungle Books while living in Vermont, as well as Captains Courageous, a short story collection and much poetry, including “Mandalay” and “Gunga Dun.” Among those who visited him there was Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle.

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