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Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) - Rudyard Kipling
Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
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Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acquires meaning and purpose as he becomes the lama's guide and protector--his chela. Other forces are... show more
Kim is an orphan, living from hand to mouth in the teeming streets of Lahore. One day he meets a man quite unlike anything in his wide experience, a Tibetan lama on a quest. Kim's life suddenly acquires meaning and purpose as he becomes the lama's guide and protector--his chela. Other forces are at work as Kim is sucked into the intrigue of the Great Game and travels the Grand Trunk Road with his lama.How Kim and the lama meet their respective destinies on the road and in the mountains of India forms one of the most compelling adventure tales of all time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140183528 (0140183523)
ASIN: 0140183523
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza)
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza) rated it
5.0 Kim by Rudyard Kipling
If you are willing to put aside the hyper-sensitive, arrogant, post-20th century viewpoint that this book is a racist treatise on the superiority of the white man, if you are willing to dig deeper into the text and work at understanding the non-English words and religious concepts, if you are able t...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
5.0 Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
One of my very favorite books, hands down. It never fails to leave me choked up when I reach the end.
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Kim is the classic tale of a young orphan boy who grows up in the streets of colonial India. Although Kim survives as a street urchin, he is the son of an Irish officer and is a mishmash of his British ancestry and his Indian upbringing. Throughout this book, Kim is torn between his two nationalit...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
According to wikipedia, in 1901, when Kim was written, the first Nobel Peace Prize was given to French poet Sully Prudhomme over Leo Tolstoy, a decision that many people considered outrageous. Anthropologist Margaret Mead was born, and Johana Spyri, author of Heidi, died. Other notable works publish...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
I love Kim, both the novel and the character. Kipling knows how to make his characters come alive.
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