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Kim

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Spy stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2003044292
(OCoLC)43614538
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudyard Kipling
ISBN: 9781588363626 1588363627 9780141905013 0141905018
OCLC Number: 430322255
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 306 pages) : map
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: Rudyard Kipling ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra.
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time 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.

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