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Kimball O'Hara was a child, like many others, living on the streets of India in the early 1900s. That was, until he befriended a Buddhist lama and became his disciple.

The story of Kim follows our cheeky, fun-loving hero as he journeys across northern India - from Lahore to the vast beauty of the Himalayan mountains - in the company of the lama. The two of them have different goals, but the physical paths they follow are very similar.

Before leaving Lahore, Kim is entrusted by one of his father's friends to deliver a very special message. Through this he meets a member of the British Secret Service and discovers secrets he couldn't have imagined. As the story progresses and his journey continues, Kim begins to learn more and more about what is known as the Great Game.

As we follow Kim, we see him transformed from a simple vagabond into a sharpened operative in the dangerous world of politics, betrayal and death. All the excitement of Kim's adventures takes place in the backdrop of a beautiful country full of amazing sights, incredible sounds and an extremely rich culture.

In what is considered by many to be Kipling's finest work, he draws on his own experiences of living in India to tell an unforgettable and action-packed story within a vivid and accurate setting.

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  • Paperback

    9789380028422

    January 15, 2013

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141199979

    November 21, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    328 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141332505

    August 12, 2011

    Puffin

    438 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141442372

    July 6, 2011

    Penguin Classics

    378 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099540786

    April 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857152036

    May 26, 1995

    Everyman

    306 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Kim
    Rudyard Kipling

    EBook

    9780141974019

    November 21, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    336 pages

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  • EBook

    9781409058519

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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  • Kim
    Rudyard Kipling, Rudyard Kipling

    EBook

    9780141905013

    September 19, 2000

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

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