Kim Author:Rudyard Kipling The winding paths of the mysterious East hold danger and intrigue for a young orphan boy, Kim O'Hara, as he joins an ancient guru in search of the magic River of Arrows, whose waters are said to wash away all sin. Kim's travels lead him across India--until he encounters an Irish army regiment and finds himself being trained as a special secret ... more »agent. His skin stained as dark as a native's, the fearless Kim clothes himself as a beggar and embarks on a perilous mission deep within the ominous foothills of the Himalayas. His mission: to capture two foreign spies and seize the documents that will disclose a treasonous plot that promises death a hundredfold.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865. After completing his formal education in England, he returned to India at the age of seventeen to become a newspaper reporter. Traveling extensively throughout India on various assignments, he gathered impressions of the land and its people which would later appear in a vast collection of novels, short stories and poems for both children and adults. This variety of work and its quality made Kipling outstanding among his fellow writers and contributed to his becoming, in 1907, the first Englishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Although he gained fame and popularity as an exponent of British Imperialism, his work reveals a genuine sympathy and understanding of the Indian people and their culture. Besides "Kim," some of his most famous works include "Captains Courageous," "The Jungle Books," the "Just So Stories," and "Gunga Din."« less