Kim

Dublin Core

Title

Kim

Subject

Irish--India
Orphans
Lamas
Boys
India

Description

Rudyard Kipling is one of the most celebrated English writers of his time. He wrote novels, short stories, poems, and journal articles. Born in India in 1895 during its time in the British Empire, Kipling travelled to England to be educated in a boarding school. During that time he developed a knack for writing that he further developed when he returned to India and worked as a journalist. He went on to write such celebrated novels as The Jungle Book and The Man Who Would Be King, as well as Kim. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907 at the age of 42, making him the youngest to receive the prize, and the first writer to win writing in English. He died in 1936 in London, at the age of 70.

Kim by Rudyard Kipling is a novel about an orphan boy living in India under British occupation. The boy lives off begging for money as well as performing various tasks for others. During one of those tasks, the boy becomes friends with an old Lama from Tibet, and as a result joins the Lama on his quest. During the quest, Kim is recruited by a school where he learns the trade of espionage, all the while keeping in contact with the Lama. The story revolves around his adventures as a spy for the British.

The cover to Kim is green in color, with the letters colored in gold. The spine is the same forest green in color, with the words written in the same gold hue. The book opens to beautiful designs of elephants and symbols, which were actually illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling’s father. Each chapter has similar designs above the actual written words. John Lockwood Kipling also provides beautiful artwork of certain scenes in the novel. These pieces of art are grayish-green in color and are bordered by a flowery pattern in made with red and blue colors.

Creator

Rudyard Kipling

Publisher

Doubleday, Page, and Co.

Date

1912

Contributor

Kipling, Rudyard
Kipling, John Lockwood

Format

355 p. book

Language

English

Type

Fiction

Identifier

https://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=4106588

Files

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Citation

Rudyard Kipling, “Kim,” John T. and Agnes J. Gomatos Special Collections Room, accessed November 13, 2018, http://gomatos.wrlc.org/items/show/35.