Paperback Kim / Rudyard Kipling.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141199979 (pbk.) : 9780141974019 (ebook) :
Kim's life takes a curious twist when he meets a holy man, a lama, who is about to embark on a very mysterious quest: a pilgrimage that will take him across the vast continent, across rivers and up the Himalayas. He wants Kim to accompany him. The Penguin English Library Edition of Kim by Rudyard Kipling'He knew the wonderful walled city of Lahore from the Delhi Gate to the outer Fort Ditch; was hand in glove with men who led lives stranger than anything Haroun al Raschid dreamed of; and he lived in a life wild as that of the Arabian Nights ...'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, 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. A celebration of their friendship in an often hostile environ
Series title: Penguin English library
326 p. ; 20 cm.