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Kim (Modern Library Classics)

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Filled with lyrical, exotic prose and nostalgia for Rudyard Kipling’s native India, Kim is widely acknowledged as the author’s greatest novel and a key element in his winning the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the tale of an orphaned sahib and the burdensome fate that awaits him when he is unwittingly dragged into the Great Game of Imperialism. During his many adventures, he befriends a sage old Tibetan lama who transforms his life. As Pankaj Mishra asserts in his Introduction, “To read the novel now is to notice the melancholy wisdom that accompanies the native boy’s journey through a broad and open road to the narrow duties of the white man’s world: how the deeper Buddhist idea of the illusion of the self, of time and space, makes bearable for him the anguish of abandoning his childhood.”

Synopsis:

Introduction by John Bayley

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Pankaj Mishra is the author of The Romantics. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Statesman, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812971347
Introduction:
Mishra, Pankaj
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Mishra, Pankaj
Introduction:
Mishra, Pankaj
Author:
Kipling, Rudyard
Author:
Mishra, Pankaj
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;india;classic;classics;novel;adventure;literature;british;19th century;espionage;kipling;colonialism;20th century;historical fiction;english literature;british literature;british empire;english;children;victorian;spy;great game;1900s;children s;cl
Subject:
fiction;india;classic;classics;novel;adventure;literature;british;19th century;espionage;kipling;colonialism;20th century;historical fiction;english literature;british literature;british empire;english;children;victorian;spy;great game;1900s;children s;cl
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Publication Date:
20040210
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.72 in. .53 lbs.

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