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Kim This engrossing and moving novel, with its diversity of memorable characters, offers many insights into political, religious and social tensions.
Terrific book , reminded me of Herman Hesse's work. A journey revealing an India rich in diversity and beyond the ken of but a few Westerners.
Kipling's masterful evocation of life in India under the Raj
The man who wrote "The White Man's Burden" was the most enlightened of racists. His picture of the variety and energy of Indian native life under the Raj may be as much of a fantasy as "Gone With the Wind" as far as accurately reflecting the hardships and injustices of the society it portrays, but just like " Gone With the Wind", this is one hell of a good story. The descriptions of Indian life surging along the Great Trunk Road, mixing and clashing on the Railroad, feinting and adventuring in the high mountains - they are just wonderful. If all you know of Kipling is the Disney version of "The Jungle Book", start here, and you won"t be disappointed. A great book for anyone 10 or older who has ever had an itchy foot.
Kim is a great book. But this electronic version skips an entire important section - over 8 pages of my paperback copy of the book. This is totally unacceptable!
Yes, a section is missing
As others mention, it's the disguising of E23, which is one of the real gems in a brilliant book. I've stopped reading and am off to find another edition.
Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
This e_book is defective: a section between chapters 11 and 12 has been omitted. In it, Kim healed and concealed E23, another secret agent. The present Chapter 12 begins with E23 healed. Something needs to be done to repair this defect.
The book is superb, a wonderful adventure story that I have loved since childhood but the missing chapter makes this an edition to avoid.
Project Gutenberg has a complete copy in various formats
Section missing in this edition
This is a great book, but the iTunes version has a section missing between chapters 11 and 12. The whole scene of disguising E.23 is omitted!
Rudyard Kipling This is the story of a boy and his weasel, a bird and a snake, India and the British Empire. Rudyard Kipling's dramatic tale, here excerpted from the greater volume of The Jungle Book, is the story of the loyal mongoose, Rikk-Tikki-Tavi, and the lengths to which he must go to protect his adoptive human family.
Rudyard Kipling The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons.
Rudyard Kipling Through a series of trials and adventures, the youth learns to adjust to his rough new life and, with the help of his friend, the captain's son Dan Troop, he makes progress. Eventually, the schooner returns to port and Harvey wires his parents. They rush cross-country by their private rail car, given priority over commercial traffic, to Boston, Massachusetts. From there they go to the fishing town of Gloucester to find that their son has matured to become an industrious, serious and considerate young man.
Rudyard Kipling It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo; and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who was granted the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants. It incorporates a number of other factual elements such as the European-like appearance of many Nuristani people, and an ending modelled on the return of the head of the explorer Adolf Schlagintweit to colonial administrators
Rudyard Kipling Have you ever enquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Are you confused by a cat's contrary nature? Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous? Or speculated on a leopard's spots? Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvellous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became 'just so Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives.
Rudyard Kipling In this book Mowgli has been brought up in the jungle of India by his animal friends: the wolf pack, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. However, Mowgli also has enemies in the jungle: Shere Khan the vicious tiger (who killed the boy's father) and the banderlog (who are hated by nearly all animals of the jungle).
Upton Sinclair, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, H. G. Wellls, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, H. P. Lovecraft, Rabindranath Tagore, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott & Jack London This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal
Rudyard Kipling Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside:'They haven't got any grievance-nothing to hit with, don't you see, sir; and then there's not much to hit against, because the Government is more like a kind of general Providence, directing an old-established state of things, than that at home, where there's something new thrown down for us to fight about every three months. ' … As a good many men told him, HE undoubtedly had no soul, because he was so young, but it did not follow that his seniors were equally undeveloped; and, whether there was another world or not, a man still wanted to read his papers in this…. One day, after he had borrowed The Worm's trap for a lady who never existed, had used it himself all the afternoon, had sent a note to The Worm purporting to come from the lady, and was telling the Mess all about it.
Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Washington Irving, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Louisa May Alcott & The Brothers Grimm Collected here are 50 of the best known and beloved juvenile books. An active table of contents is included to help you quickly find each work.
ABC's of Science by Charles Oliver
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (Lorenzini)
Adventures of Puss in Boots, Jr., by David Cory
Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines by Charles Amory Beach
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Anne of Green Gables By Lucy Maud Montgomery
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Bobbsey Twins at School
by Laura Lee Hope
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Celtic Fairy Tales
Cinderella by Richard Harding Davis
The Governess by Sarah Fielding
Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki
Just So Stories by Ruyard Kiping
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Lost Prince by Francis Hodgson Burnett
Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Rover Boys at School by Arthur M. Winfield
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans
Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffman
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Tarzan of the Apes By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan by Daisy Ashford
Rudyard Kipling His name was Charlie Mears; he was the only son of his mother who was a widow, and he lived in the north of London, coming into the City every day to work in a bank. He was twenty years old and suffered from aspirations. I met him in a public billiard-saloon where the marker called him by his given name, and he called the marker "Bullseyes."