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Author: Rudyard Kipling; Doubleday, Page & Company.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acquires meaning and purpose as he becomes the lama's guide and protector--his chela.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Kim.
New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901
(OCoLC)652278071
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard Kipling; Doubleday, Page & Company.
OCLC Number: 236914
Notes: This edition exists in at least two states. In one, all gatherings are unnumbered and only chapters 8 and 13 have headings of verse. In the other state, some gatherings are numbered and all chapters have headings. Cf. Stewart, J.M. Kipling, p. 213-215.
HRC copies 1-2 are of the first state; copy 3 of the second.
Description: 463 pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Rudyard Kipling.

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Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acquires meaning and purpose as he becomes the lama's guide and protector--his chela.

Other forces are at work as Kim is sucked into the intrigue of the Great Game and travels the Grand Trunk Road with his lama. How Kim and the lama meet their respective destinies on the road and in the mountains of India forms one of the most compelling adventure tales of all time.

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