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ISBN-10: 039396650X

ISBN-13: 9780393966503

Edition: 2001

Authors: Rudyard Kipling, Zohreh T. Sullivan

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Rudyard Kipling has been attacked for championing British imperialism and celebrated for satirizing it. In fact, he did both. Nowhere does he express his own ambivalence more strongly than in Kim, his rousing adventure novel of a young man of many allegiances. Kimball O'Hara grows up an orphan in the walled city of Lahore, India. Deeply devoted to an old Tibetan lama but involved in a secret mission for the British, Kim struggles to weave the strands of his life into a single pattern. Charged with action and suspense, yet profoundly spiritual, Kim vividly expresses the sounds and smells, colors and characters, opulence and squalor of complex, contradictory India under British rule.
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List price: $11.40
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English. He spent an unhappy period of exile from his parents (and the Indian heat) with a harsh aunt in England, followed by the public schooling that inspired his "Stalky" stories. He returned to India at 18 to work on the staff of the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette and rapidly became a prolific writer. His mildly satirical work won him a reputation in England, and he returned there in 1889. Shortly after, his first novel, The Light That Failed (1890) was published, but it was not altogether successful. In the early…    

The Text of Kim
Map: North India 1857
Map: Modern India
Map: The Grand Trunk Road
Short Stories
To Be Filed for Reference
The White Man's Burden
To Margaret Burne-Jones, [27] September 1885
To Margaret Burne-Jones, 28 November 1885-11 January 1886
To E. K. Robinson, 30 April 1886
To Margaret Burne-Jones, 3 May-24 June 1886
Autobiography and Biography
From Something of Myself
[The Origins of Kim]
Contemporary Reviews
[A 'New Kipling']
[Mr. Kipling's Enthralling New Novel]
Rudyard Kipling's Kim
The Nobel Prize for Literature, 1907
Historical Context
Kim in Historical Context
[Recovering the Connection Between Kim and Contemporary History]
Kipling's Place in the History of Ideas
The Pleasures of Kim
[Kim as Imperialist Novel]
[The Survey of India]
Kim, Invasion-Scare Literature, and the Russian Threat to British India
[Kipling's Richest Dream]
[Storytelling in Kim]
[Kim, the Myth of the Nation, and National Identity]
[Kim's Colonial Education]
Kim and Orientalism
Kim, or How to Be Young, Male, and British in Kipling's India
[The Ending of Kim]
What Happens at the End of Kim?
Rudyard Kipling: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography