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  • Title: Kim
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling Jeffrey Meyers
  • ISBN: 9781593081928
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

  • Kim By Rudyard Kipling Jeffrey Meyers LDIVRLDIVRLIRKimL IR, by LSTRONGRRudyard KiplingL BR, is part of the LIRBarnes Noble ClassicsL IRLIR L IRseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to thLDIVRLDIVRLIRKimL IR, by LSTRONGRRudyard KiplingL BR, is part of the LIRBarnes Noble ClassicsL IRLIR L IRseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of LIRBarnes Noble ClassicsL IR LDIVRNew introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest LIRBarnes Noble Classics L IRpulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works.L DIVRL DIVRLP style MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt RLSTRONGRL BR L PRLP style MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt RLSTRONGRRudyard KiplingL BR has been attacked for championing British imperialism and celebrated for satirizing it In fact, he did both Nowhere does he express his own ambivalence strongly than in LIRKimL IR, his rousing adventure novel of a young man of many allegiances L PRLPRKimball 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, LIRKimL IR vividly expresses the sounds and smells, colors and characters, opulence and squalor of complex, contradictory India under British rule.L PRLP style MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt RLSTRONGRJeffrey MeyersL BRL BR, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has published forty three books, including biographies of Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, D H Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and George Orwell He also wrote the introduction and notes to the Barnes Noble Classics edition of Edith Wharton s LIRThe House of MirthL IR L PRL DIVR
    Rudyard Kipling Jeffrey Meyers
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are classics of children s literature and one critic described his work as exhibiting a versatile and luminous narrative gift.Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Henry James said Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius as distinct from fine intelligence that I have ever known In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world famous author Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer Kipling s death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, I ve just read that I am dead Don t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.

    Kim By Rudyard Kipling Jeffrey Meyers

    Commentaires:

    Henry Avila
    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 outside, begging for money, trying to stay alive and surviving, day to day Later meeting a strange Lama, from faraw [...]

    Orsodimondo
    IL RAGAZZO CHE NON VOLLE FARSI RE Romanzo per ragazzi, e per adulti Lettura per tutti.Romanzo picaresco, quindi d avventura, di viaggio Ma anche romanzo di spionaggio, racconto mistico, d iniziazione Romanzo intriso di speranza, di fiducia nella possibilit , un inno alla gioia gioia leggerlo e gioia quella che comunica e trasmette.Il suo nome completo Kimball O Hara l orfano di un sergente irlandese che ha sposato in India la governante della famiglia di un colonnello inglese, sua madre, morta d [...]

    Michael Finocchiaro
    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.

    Laurie
    Kim served as inspiration for my novel The 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 for information about the Virtual Book ClubOh, this is such a wonderful book Coming of age tale and historical treatise spy thriller and travel narrative rousing adventure coupled with a sleek and subtle tale of the meetin [...]

    Darwin8u
    There is no sin so great as ignorance Remember this Rudyard Kipling, KimThis 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 way than that I get the whole Postcolonial Lit thing, but I m not ready to abandon Kim to this debate or even the Colonial designatio [...]

    Michael
    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 daily keep His life opens up when he assists a Tibetan lama on a pilgrimage and joins him o [...]

    James
    While it is one of the most beautiful tales of friendship I have ever read, Kim is much Rudyard 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 against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia [...]

    Riku Sayuj
    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 was honest or accurate no writer was revealing 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 expressing their delight at their situation they are all burdened by r [...]

    Melissa
    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 gave it up, then restarted it, convinced I d get through it It s one of Kipling s most [...]

    Apatt
    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 his disciple in order to go adventuring on the monk s pilgrimage in h [...]

    Benjamin Duffy
    One of the best books I ve ever read, and one that I m sure will stick with me for a long, long time Not to say it s always an easy book For one, it s pretty colonial feeling, what with its fondness for dropping the n word on anyone browner than an Englishman, its blithe references to sneaky, inconstant orientals, and so forth so much so that it s distracting and jarring in a few places As a 21st century reader, it took me some mental effort to get past that casual matter of fact racist language [...]

    Matt
    It s been a long time since I ve graduated law school, a longer time for college, and a million years give or take a year since high school That means it s been a long time since I ve been forced to read a particular book I ve always loved to read And I ve always hated assigned reading I ve despised books I d otherwise enjoy simply because I m told to read it on a deadline and feel a particular intellectual response So, ever since my last diploma, I ve been reading whatever I want If you look at [...]

    Kim
    Even though I share the name of the hero of this novel, I ve chosen not to read it until now There s than one reason for this The main reason is that I m not naturally drawn to picaresque novels or to espionage novels, even though I ve read my fair share of books from both genres I ve also had an instinctively negative reaction to Kipling because of my not terribly well informed view of him as an apologist for British imperialism However, in the last few days I ve started reading the seventh bo [...]

    Chrissie
    ETA Ooops, I misspelled lama, using instead the spelling for the fuzzy animal sort, which IS spelled llama 0 Thanks Kim for telling me You CAN listen to a Librivox audiobook in the car I have now discovered that you should click on the download buttons found next to each chapter visible in the Librivox app You must click on all of them If you don t click on each chapter s download button, you need wifi to listen when using the app In the car you also must use an AUX jack Leslie and Greg explaine [...]

    Jim Coughenour
    Not for the first time I was lucky enough to overstep almost by accident some stray prejudice and discover how wrong I was For most of my life Kipling has been the onerous author of If a poem I was forced to recite as a boy and which still makes me shudder Of course I ve known of his other books, including Kim, which I regarded as surviving in a dubious space somewhere between Disney and Edward Said s condemned Orientalists It was only after making my way through Peter Hopkirk s The Great Game t [...]

    J.G. Keely
    As I said of another classic adventure story of The Great Game, the East is a fantasy This is not only true for writers like Mundy, who experienced it as an outsider, or Howard, who experienced it only through books it s also true for those who, like Kipling, were born and raised there.Indeed, many of our most cherished fantasies tend to relate to the place we were born when we find ourselves defending it, or singing its praises It s not that the details we give aren t true, it s that we have a [...]

    Brian
    Kim, or Kimball O Hara, is a British boy who has grown up on the streets of Lahore at the height of British rule in India He lives like a native Indian, speaks Hindi fluently and knows the city like the back of his hand Immensely street wise, he makes a living by carrying messages for all kinds of people including an Afghan horse dealer called Mahbub Ali who is himself involved in espionage on behalf of the British government Kim s ability to be part of than one community makes him a perfect ch [...]

    Marialyce
    My thoughts are that this was not to me , a very interesting book It lacked, for lack of a better word an important emotional piece and that would be the absence of a female protagonist While I did admire the friendship and love admiration piece that Kim and the llama shared between them, I did find the actual story to be dull and uninteresting Sorry to say after having read a number of books on India, this particular novel fell short for me on the impact it had on my reading and understanding o [...]

    KatieHanna
    THAT WAS FLIPPING AWESOME Rtc Hopefully.

    Monicaa
    Andr controcorrente ma, per quanto mi riguarda, un romanzo altamente sopravvalutato.Sar che non riesco mai a sentirmi a mio agio con l India, sar che la storia di un accattone non stimola il mio interesse, ma Kim ha rasentato l illegibilit.Se persino la breve nota introduttiva lo definisce un romanzo senza trama allora ringrazio di averla letta al termine di questo estenuante e incongruo viaggio.Molto da dire non c , le prime cento pagine sono praticamente illeggibili, infarcite di termini india [...]

    Chris and Yuri
    This is a great and terrible world I never knew there were so many men alive in it This is one of those books at the center of the academic street fight known as postcolonial studies On one hand, Rudyard Kipling was a great and Nobel Prize winning writer on the other hand, he was an unabashed cheerleader of British and American imperialism I wanted to read Kim, in fact, because Edward Said had so much to say about it both good and bad in Culture and Imperialism Politics aside, though, Kim is a p [...]

    Fred Shaw
    Most people the age of 20 or better have read Kim by Rudyard Kipling I just finished the novel and already regret not having read it before The story is a magnificent adventure of epic proportions crossing the continent of India into Tibet Kim, 11, and an orphan, has the run of the streets in Lahore and has garnered respect of the good and bad Early in the story Kim befriends a Holy One, Teshoo Lama, and becomes the Lama s chela or servant In search of Kim s destiny and the Lamas Holy River of t [...]

    Jason Pettus
    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The CCLaP 100 In which I read for the first time a hundred so called classics, then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelEssay 51 Kim 1901 , by Rudyard KiplingThe story in a nutshell Rudyard Kipling has taken a big hit in reputation since the rise of Postmodernism in the post colonial period, becomi [...]

    Jeanne
    I read Rudyard Kipling s Kim after reading Laurie King s The Game, a Sherlock Holmes Mary Russell mystery in which an adult Kim plays a major role In Kipling s Kim, Kim is a savvy Irish child who was born in India raised by a half caste, opium smoking woman after his parents died and ran wild and curious in the subsequent years At 13, he met up with his father s regiment, became a disciple to a lama, and joined the spy trade I could read this story in several ways as a light hearted adventure, a [...]

    Lisa (Harmonybites)
    Kipling is a controversial author these days, seen as an unapologetic imperialist booster of the British Empire and even racist Yet Indian authors such as Arundhati Roy, V.S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie have found Kipling impressive and even influential Kipling can be a wonderful storyteller Rushdie has said Kipling s writing has the power simultaneously to infuriate and to entrance I found that the case in both The Jungle Books and now Kim And yes, you can see a, shall we say, very un PC sensibil [...]

    El
    So let s just put on the back burner the fact that Kipling was a real a hole in real life He was, but I m here to discuss his writing so that s what I ll do.The title character, Kim, is not indeed Indian That was the biggest preconceived notion I had He was not Indian He was the orphan son of an Irish soldier who had been stationed outside of India, and a poor woman Kim lives a life similar to one as seen in the Disney version of Aladdin now I m really mixing things up begging, doing odd jobs, e [...]

    Marco Tamborrino
    Chela, hast thou never a wish to leave me No, he said almost sternly I am not a dog or a snake to bite when I have learned to love.Kim non un romanzo semplice da definire prima di tutto una grandissima testimonianza dell imperialismo britannico in India, e in secondo luogo una delle pi belle storie di amicizia che abbia mai letto Il senso del romanzo sta probabilmente nell essere ibrido di Kim il giovane protagonista non n bianco n nero, n inglese n indiano Kim racchiude in s l incontro di due c [...]

    Margaret
    I decided that before reading Laurie R King s The Game again, I should read Rudyard Kipling s Kim, as King calls The Game a humble and profoundly felt homage to Kim Besides, I d never read it, and it s one of those classics I felt I should get around to someday Kimball O Hara is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier who was stationed in India when his father died, Kim was raised by a half caste woman and learned to live on the streets of Lahore The story begins when Kim meets a Tibetan lama who i [...]

    Mitticus
    Reto Popsugar 2016 33 Cl sico del siglo XX Coming of age story about an irish orphan raised in Imperial India, a picaresque kind of novel of this 13 year old boy curious as a cat, full of wit, and adverse to school and work Helping a lama because is something new, and playing a dangerous game is like Kipling paint this exotic land through his eyes Los sahibs no disfrutan de los viajes reflexion Hai mai , voy de un sitio a otro como si fuera una pelota Es mi kismet Nadie puede escapar a su kisme [...]

    Anne
    I had a bit of trouble focusing, especially at the beginning of the book because of the language style It picked up around page 75 or so The ending was a bit anticlimactic, but the book itself was fantastic and hilarious I don t really understand how Kipling is portrayed today as an imperial jingoist if anything, he has far of a people are people approach than anyone I ve read of his era and probably most contemporary writers The gist of everything is that people are people and India is fantast [...]

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