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Kim by Rudyard Kipling - 1st Edition. - 1901 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 0003654)


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by Rudyard Kipling

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New York: Doubleday page and Company, 1901. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Copyright date 1901, 1st edition, 1st printing. Green cloth over boards with gold and black lettering and illustrations on the front and on the spine. Gold gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. No tears, bent pages, previous owners note on the upper inside flyleaf. Wrinkling to the inside front cover a crack in the gutter just after the flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine with short tear to the head of the spine. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book one the top 100 novels of the 20th century. Size: 7ľ" - 9ľ" Tall


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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Rudyard Kipling
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1st Edition.
Doubleday page and Company
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About mclinhavenbooks

We are a privately owned book selling business and take great pride in a diverse and eclectic inventory of books. We sell to most other countries of the World, [please see countries we sell too] We sell almost exclusively hardcover books, a large part are Signed, in many categories. Mclin Haven has been selling books for over eleven years. Orders are shipped within one business day.


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