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KIM by RUDYARD KIPLING - Hardcover - Library Edition (not ex-Library) - 1951 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 1159)

KIM

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KIM

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

This is a very nice copy of Kim, the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1901. It is set in the imperialistic world; a masculine world dominated by travel, trade and adventure, and strict divisions between white and non-white. It is about the relationship between Kim, a white man born in India, and an old ascetic priest, a lama. Kim is trying to live in both cultures, while the lama seeks redemption from the Wheel of Life. It is considered to be Kipling's masterpiece.


This copy was published by MacMillan London in 1951. The dust jacket states 'Library Edition', although this is not an ex-library book.

413 pages, including a map. Aside from natural darkening of the paper, it is in mint condition.

Synopsis

Rudyard Kipling’s Kim tells the story of Kimball “Kim” O'Hara, an imperial orphan scavenging a hand-to-mouth existence in British India during the late 1890s. The novel functions as a fictionalization of Kipling’s own Indian childhood, but it is also a strong example of the adventure stories that became especially popular in the heyday of the British Empire. Kim has been noted for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India.  Kim was serialized in McClure's Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell's Magazine from January to November 1901. It is ranked 34th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels and 78th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel.”

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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1159
Title
KIM
Author
RUDYARD KIPLING
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Library Edition (not ex-Library)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
MacMillan
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1951
Pages
413
Keywords
Raj, British Colony, Lama, Wheel of Life
Bookseller catalogs
British History; Philosophy & Religion; British Fiction; Asian/Eastern Art, Culture, History; Adventure, Travel & Exploration;

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30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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