This engrossing and moving novel, with its diversity of memorable characters, offers many insights into political, religious and social tensions.
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A blend of coming-of-age story, spy novel and spiritual quest, Kim is set in colonial India against the backdrop of games of espionage between competing European powers. Kim, a white orphan boy, befriends an elderly Buddhist holy man, and the two undertake an extraordinary journey. Rudyard Kipling spent several years in India during the 1880s, and he offers vivid, affectionate descriptions of the country alongside fascinating insights into Buddhist philosophy. We were captivated by the book’s larger-than-life characters (especially Kim, an ingenious and charming rogue) and inspired by Kipling’s portrait of an exceptional intergenerational friendship.
Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
This e_book is defective: a section between chapters 11 and 12 has been omitted. In it, Kim healed and concealed E23, another secret agent. The present Chapter 12 begins with E23 healed. Something needs to be done to repair this defect.
Favorite adventure, historical novel.
Great read. Have enjoyed many times since I was young.
Terrific book , reminded me of Herman Hesse's work. A journey revealing an India rich in diversity and beyond the ken of but a few Westerners.