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Kim

Kipling, Rudyard (Book - 1995 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Kim


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Rudyard Kipling's Kim is the tale of an Irish orphan raised as an Indian vagabond on the rough streets of colonial Lahore. Young Kimball O'Hara's coming of age takes place in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and secret games of espionage played out between the Russians and the British in the mountain passages of Asia. Kim is torn between his allegiance to the ascetic lama who becomes his beloved mentor and the temptations of those who want to recruit him as a spy in the "great game" of imperial conflict. In a series of thrilling escapades, he crisscrosses India on missions both spiritual and military before the two forces in his life converge in a dramatic climax in the high Himalayas. Published in 1901, after its author had permanently moved away from India, Kipling's masterpiece is marked by a maturity of perspective on the land of his birth, combined with breathtakingly brilliant descriptions of the fascinating lost world of the British Raj. Kim has enthralled generations of readers both by the exuberance of its storytelling and its vital and unforgettable portrait of the India of bazaars and sacred rivers, holy men and rogues, ancient customs and colonial society. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
Authors: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
Title: Kim
Publisher: New York :, A.A. Knopf,, 1995
Characteristics: xxxix, 306 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rudyard Kipling ; with an introduction by John Bayley
ISBN: 0679443606
9780679443605
Branch Call Number: FICTION KIPLING 1995
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  • librarychik rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite childhood reads. I wanted to be Kim

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