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Short Description for Kim Originally published in 1901, this is a secret-service story of a boy's dream world set in British India.
- Published: 29 June 2000
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141183633 ISBN 10: 0141183632
- Sales rank: 147,573
Full description for Kim
Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial experience in India is also his greatest long work. Two men - Kim, a boy growing into early manhood and the lama, an old ascetic priest - are fired by a quest. Kim is white, a sahib, although born in India. While he wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama and he tries to reconcile these opposing strands, while the lama searches for redemption from the Wheel of Life. A celebration of their friendship in an often hostile environment, Kim captures the opulence of India's exotic landscape, overlaid by the uneasy presence of the British Raj.