With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.
Kim is Rudyard Kipling’s finest work. Now controversial, this novel is a memorably vivid evocation of the life and landscapes of India in the late nineteenth century. Kim himself is a resourceful lad who befriends a lama, an ageing priest; and both embark on a combined quest. Whereas Kim has an insatiable interest in the varied activities around him, the lama seeks redemption from the ‘Wheel of Life’. Kim becomes involved in the ‘Great Game&rsquo:, undertaking espionage for the British rulers.
This engrossing and moving novel, with its diversity of memorable characters, offers many insights into political, religious and social tensions.
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Review: KimUser Review - Riku Sayuj - Goodreads
Single Quote Review: It was all there in Kipling, barring the epilogue of the Indian inheritance. A journey to India was not really necessary. No writer was more honest or accurate; no writer was more ... Read full review
Review: KimUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
I read my textbooks by counting the number of pages in a given section - say cardiac pathology - and dividing them up by the number of days I have to read them. I did the same with Kim, which says it ... Read full review