King -- of the Khyber Rifles
Talbot Mundy -- one of the greatest adventure fiction writers of the 20th century -- reached the epitome of his talent with "King -- of the Khyber Ribles," the thrilling tale of Athelstan King, a secret agent for the British Raj at the beginning of the First World War. Heavily influenced both by Mundy's own unsuccessful career in India and by his interest in theosophy, it describes his adventures among the tribes of the north with the mystical woman adventurer Yasmini and the Turkish mullah Muhammed Anim.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A great title, and later made into a movie. (Note this is a "movie" not an act of "Cinema".) It's a series of vignettes rather than a constructed novel, but it created an image of the Northwest ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
Harkening back to the days of Saturday afternoons watching old movies on TV's Adventure Theatre, King of the Khyber Rifles is a posturing, swaggering adventure story of a British army secret agent in ... Read full review