Book Reviews of The Far Pavilions

The Far Pavilions
The Far Pavilions
Author: M. M. Kaye
ISBN-13: 9780553129977
ISBN-10: 055312997X
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 980
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"Far Pavillions" is truly a monumental epic that has many elements to it: adventure, combat, courage, human sacrifice, and love between Ash, an Englishman and Juli, a princess who must choose between the heritage of her people and the man she loves. The setting goes from the foothills of the Himalayans to the palaces of East India.

There is so much to this book that it's hard to summarize. The plot throughout is exciting and adventurous; the characters very likeable except for the enemies of Ash and Juli. But they'e multi-layered characters, making this story that much richer. This is a big book, with over 1100 pages but it's well worth it if you can put the time aside to read it. You'll learn much there is to know about India and her past, historically as well as culturally. A truly great novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love M.M.Kaye and her detailed and fascinating stories woven in the times of the British Raj. Truth be told she tells it like it was and that makes the story even better.
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A very thick book of a love story (over 1000 pages!) Get a cup of tea, a box of kleenex and your reading glasses, and enjoy :0)
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We all remember certain sweeping novels we hated to see come to an end; it was almost like breaking up with someone we love. You will feel that way about _The Far Pavillions_. From the foothills of the Himalayas, through the palaces of the exotic East, this novel is a passionate and triumphant story that excites us, fill us with joy, moves us to tears, and helps us remember just what it is we want most from a novel. It is a mesmerizing story of hatred and bitter combat; of courage, and human sacrifice, of the star-crossed wedding of East and West. Above all it is a tale of love. The story of Ash, an Englishman, and Juli, a princess who must choose between the heritage of her people and the man she loves. It is a story that transcends time and place, a monumental epic we will never forget.
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historical love story
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A book on India. I love this one.
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Excellent read. Great entertainment
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Fantastic, historical fiction/sweeping epic saga of the first order. One of the classics of early historical fiction.
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Pages are a tiny bit yellowed, but this is a great book, nice and thick, and hard to lay down.
Jeanette