Book Review # 182: Kim

The Pine-Scented Chronicles

Growing Up in Exotic India

Indian-born British writer Rudyard Kipling is renowned the world over for his short stories. Perhaps the most famous of these bunch of short story collections is his Disney-adapted The Jungle Book, which was made into a cartoon series, an animated movie and a live action movie. Unbeknownst to some, Kipling was also an accomplished novelist, publishing four novels during the span of his storied writing career. Of the four novels that Kipling published, Kim was highly regarded by many a literary pundit as his the best of his literary repertoire. Many literary publications have hailed it as one of the best written and the best loved novels of all times.

The novel was originally published as a series in McClure’s Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 and Cassell’s Magazine from January to November 1901. Later on, the first book form was published in 1901…

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