[Free eBook] Kim Author Rudyard Kipling – Sisnlaw.co.uk

Kim Kim is set in an imperialistic world a world strikingly masculine, dominated by travel, trade and adventure, a world in which there is no question of the division between white and non whiteTwo men a boy who grows into early manhood and an old ascetic priest, the lama are at the center of the novel A quest faces them both Born in India, Kim is nevertheless white, a sahib While he wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama His aim, as he moves chameleon like through the two cultures, is to reconcile these opposing strands, while the lama searches for redemption from the Wheel of Life A celebration of their friendship in a beautiful but often hostile environment, Kim captures the opulence of India s exotic landscape, overlaid by the uneasy presence of the British Raj



10 thoughts on “Kim

  1. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Kim , 13, a lonely, British orphan boy, born in India, his widowed father, was in Queen Victoria s army, but he died, a hopeless, pathetic, drunk Kim s full name is Kimball O Hara, the poorest of the poor, who lives mostly, in the slum streets of Lahore, the Punjab now part of Pakistan Sometimes the child, stays with an old Indian woman, addicted to opium, naturally, he prefers the


  2. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Although somewhat drowned in Orientalist ideals and British colonialism, Kim is an exciting tale of espionage and adventure for kids of all ages 9 to 99 It is an exciting read I just with that Kipling had been a little less bigoted towards the Empire Nonetheless, probably the peak of his writing for children at least in terms of character and plot development and complexity.


  3. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    There is no sin so great as ignorance Remember thisRudyard Kipling, Kim This is one of those novels that I read and instantly regreted not reading earlier when I was a boy I was able, however, to experience reading this with my two kids one boy 12 one girl 11 It was perfect I wandered into it expecting a well written,or less Empire centric, Colonial novel It was waythan that I get the whole P


  4. Amit Mishra Amit Mishra says:

    The best work of Rudyard Kipling In it, he explored many of his childhood memories of India, and it is generally considered to be his most successful full length novel.


  5. Laurie Laurie says:

    Kim served as inspiration for my novelThe Game ,the seventh entry in the Mary Russell series Feel free to come and join in the discussion, even if you come across this after December has passed the discussion will remain open indefinitely for new thoughts and comments Click forinformation about the Virtual Book ClubOh, this is such a wonderful book Coming of age tale and historical treatise spy thrille


  6. Michael Michael says:

    This coming of age tale had a lot of charm in many spots, but too often was a bit slow for my tastes Kim O Hara is a 12 year old orphan in Lahore in the 1850 s, child of an Irish soldier and Indian mother Despite the loss of both parents he thrives well as a street urchin, always finding a way to make himself useful to community members or to engage sympathy from strangers and thus able to earn or beg his d


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    You know those books that you know from the very first page, you re going to love it this wasn t that You know those other books that start out slow and it takes you awhile, but soon you find yourself hooked Nope, this was not one of those either In fact, I made it through the entire book without every really feeling invested in any way, shape or form I persevered only because I started it a few months ago and g


  8. Jim Jim says:

    While it is one of the most beautiful tales of friendship I have ever read, Kim is muchRudyard Kipling created in Kim a novel in the mold of the classic heroic journey that has a pedigree reaching back to Gilgamesh and the Odyssey With Kim, a young white boy, sahib, at it s center and his friend and mentor the Lama, we see the world of India in the nineteenth century as it is ruled by Great Britain The story unfolds


  9. Riku Sayuj Riku Sayuj says:

    Single Quote Review It was all there in Kipling, barring the epilogue of the Indian inheritance A journey to India was not really necessary No writer washonest or accurate no writer wasrevealing of himself and his society He has left us Anglo India to people these relics of the Raj we have only to read him We find a people conscious of their roles, conscious of their power and separateness, yet at the same time fearful of


  10. Apatt Apatt says:

    We d go down to the river And into the river we d dive Oh down to the river we d ride That s Bruce Springsteen, not Rudyard Kipling All the mentions of The River just reminds me of this song.So Kim is all about the adventures of a young Irish boy, Kimball O Hara, in British colonial India Kim starts off as a Tom Sawyer ish, or Bart Simpson esq, little scamp One day he encounters an elderly Tibetan Lama and volunteers to become


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