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Kim (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) (Paperback)

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By Rudyard Kipling, Pankaj Mishra (Introduction by)
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Filled with lyrical, exotic prose and nostalgia for Rudyard Kipling’s native India, Kim is widely acknowledged as the author’s greatest novel and a key element in his winning the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the tale of an orphaned sahib and the burdensome fate that awaits him when he is unwittingly dragged into the Great Game of Imperialism. During his many adventures, he befriends a sage old Tibetan lama who transforms his life. As Pankaj Mishra asserts in his Introduction, “To read the novel now is to notice the melancholy wisdom that accompanies the native boy’s journey through a broad and open road to the narrow duties of the white man’s world: how the deeper Buddhist idea of the illusion of the self, of time and space, makes bearable for him the anguish of abandoning his childhood.”

About the Author

Pankaj Mishra is the author of The Romantics. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Statesman, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in London.

Praise For…

“A work of positive genius, as radiant all over with intellectual light as the sky of a frosty night
with stars.”
The Atlantic Monthly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812971347
ISBN-10: 0812971345
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 10th, 2004
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Modern Library 100 Best Novels