Edited by Alan Sandison
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
Kim (1901) is one of Kipling's masterpieces. Through the story of the young orphan Kimball O'Hara, and his vocation in the Secret Service, Kipling presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 12/06/2008
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780199536467
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Review by nielspeterqm
Perhaps the very core novel of imperialism, widely considered Kipling's masterpiece. For my own part, I was never entirely caught by this difficult merger of 2 genres later considered quite separate: the novel of personal or spiritual development, & the espionage novel. The pure espionage parts however, adding up to about 1/3 of the book, are lively, fresh, in every way original. The ending, which unites & transcends the 2 genres, remains a stroke of genius & skill.