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Author: Rudyard Kipling

ISBN: 9780141199979
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 25 October 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.5
A vivid, beguiling coming of age story chronicling the quest of an adolescent boy and an old ascetic priest, Kim is Kipling's masterpiece.

Kim was born and raised in India and plays with the slum children on the streets, but he is white, a sahib, and wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism, while his companion, a priest, seeks redemption from the Wheel of Life. Kim celebrates their friendship and their journeys in a beautiful, exotic but often hostile environment.

About the Author

Born in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1865, Rudyard Kipling was taken to England in 1871 and lived for five years with an abusive foster-family in Southsea before going to the United Services College in Devon. He returned to India in 1882 to work as a reporter, and the many poems, sketches and stories he wrote during his time there brought him great literary acclaim. Kipling married Caroline Balestier and moved temporarily to Vermont where he wrote the two Jungle Books. They and their three children travelled extensively, particularly in South Africa, and Kipling became a fierce proponent of the Boer War. Ident...

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