The Far Pavilions
When The Far Pavilions was first published nineteen years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the... show more
When The Far Pavilions was first published nineteen years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M.M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement, a book we hate to see come to an end. it is a passionate, triumphant story that excites us, fills us with joy, move us to tears, satisfies us deeply, and helps us remember just what it is we want most from a novel.
Publish date: 1997-02-01
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
Read through page 332, which is only about a third of the way through this extremely long book, and simply didn't feel any urge to continue - I got as far as I did due to reading it on an airplane, where you kind of want shitty page-turners. It's perhaps not quite trashy, but nor did the plot or cha...
bookshelves: classic, historical-fiction, re-read, winter-20102011, published-1978, colonial-overlords, epic-proportions, subcontinent Recommended for: everyone Read from February 01 to 25, 2011, read count: 3 Epic and sweeping. Third visit to those pavilions and this time it's via BBC:http://ww...
This is a stand alone novel, but it could have been a series. It is long enough to be a series and there were at least a couple of spots, perhaps three, where the book could have been split and made into a trilogy. It is an interesting story of the British occupation of India with plenty of battles,...
A wonderful book, written by an author who obviously has a great love of the country and it's 19th century history. Another wonderfully evocative book based on the history of a young man orphaned at a young age and brought up as a native and then swept up in the "Great Game". Lots of echoes of Rud...
One of my favorite books of all time.