Kim

Kim


Introduction by: Harish Trivedi
Editor: Harish Trivedi
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Format
Paperback
Price
$10.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442372
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

An epic rendition of the imperial experience in India, one of Kipling’s greatest works

Kim, orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor white mother, and the lama, an old ascetic priest, are on a quest. Kim was born and raised in India and plays with the slum children as he lives on the streets, but he is white, a sahib, and wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism; while the priest must find redemption from the Wheel of Things. Kim celebrates their friendship and their journeys in a beautiful but hostile environment, capturing the opulence of the exotic landscape and the uneasy presence of the British Raj. Filled with rich description and vivid characters, this beguiling coming of age story is considered Kipling’s masterpiece.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Praise

“A work of positive genius, as radiant all over with intellectual light as the sky of a frosty night
with stars.”
The Atlantic Monthly
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