Quest for "Kim"

Quest for "Kim" : In Search of Kipling's Great Game

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This book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim's footsteps across Kipling's India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless; but Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirk's quest for Kim.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 196mm | 238g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Maps & line drawings throughout
  • 0192802313
  • 9780192802316

Table of contents

Prologue: 'Here begins the Great Game ...'; 1. Who Was Kim?; 2. Enter the Lama; 3. Enter Mahbub Ali; 4. 'The Te-rain'; 5. Searching for the Colonel's Bungalow; 6. The Red Bull; 7. Who Was Colonel Creighton?; 8. School for Spies; 9. The Secret World of Simla; 10. Lurgan Sahib's Vanishing Shop; 11. Jacob Strikes Back; 12. Enter the Russians; 13. Who Was the Babu?; 14. The River of the Arrow; Epilogue: 'When everyone is dead'
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236 ratings
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4 35% (83)
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2 4% (10)
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