Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

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  • 9780141183633
  • 9780141905013

Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial experience in India is also his greatest long work. Two men - Kim, a boy growing into early manhood and the lama, an old ascetic priest - are fired by a quest. Kim is white, a sahib, although born in India. While he wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama and he tries to reconcile these opposing strands, while the lama searches for redemption from the Wheel of Life.

A celebration of their friendship in an often hostile environment, Kim captures the opulence of India's exotic landscape, overlaid by the uneasy presence of the British Raj.


  • Penguin Books Ltd; June 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141905013
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  • Title: Kim
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Imprint: Penguin
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  • 9780141183633
  • 9780141905013

About The Author

Rudyard Kipling, (1865-1936), English short-story writer, novelist and poet. Kipling was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1907). His most popular works include The Jungle Book (1894) and the Just So Stories (1902), both children's classics though they have attracted adult audiences also.

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  • 9780141183633
  • 9780141905013