9780472086344

Quest for Kim: In Search of Kipling's Great Game

ISBN 10: 0472086340 / 0-472-08634-0
ISBN 13: 9780472086344
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Fascinated since childhood by Kim -- that strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service -- Peter Hopkirk, renowned author of The Great Game, here sets out on an intriguing journey across India and Pakistan to unlock the many mysteries surrounding Kipling's great novel. As he travels, Hopkirk's detective work reveals that most of Kim's characters were inspired in whole or in part by actual individuals. Likewise its locations are real -- all of them familiar to the young Kipling. Mark Twain was one of the many captivated by Kim. He resolved to read it every year and made "the journey to India to qualify myself to read Kim understandingly and to realize how great a book it is." Hopkirk carefully sketches in Kipling's narrative so that it is not essential to have read Kim in order to enjoy this book. It is both a travel adventure and a literary detective story.

Review:
"In 'Quest for Kim,' Hopkirk...has written a very personal appreciation of a novel that inspired much of the activity of his own life....Hopkirk, in other words is an old-fashioned man, stirred by the confrontation of Eastern exoticism with Western imperial ambition....For those who have read 'Kim' with pleasure, Hopkirk's literary adventure will make for agreeable, if not especially profound, reading....These tales of intrigue set against the fakir-and-maharajah background of 19th-century India quite obviously continue to delight Hopkirk. And why not? If nothing else, his book is a reminder of just how absorbing was the world that Kipling knew, and how fabulous was his transformation of it into literature." .

Richard Bernstein, New York Times, 07/09/1997

Review:
"'Quest for Kim,' in which Hopkirk explores the mysteries surrounding the novel itself, is a combination of travel book and literary detective story. Believing that Kipling's characters were all inspired by actual individuals and his settings were all real places, Hopkirk set off to track them down across the India of Kipling's day, through territory which is now split between India and Pakistan....To love Kim or even Kipling is unnecessary. A non-enthusiast can also enjoy tagging along on this meditative, observant and entertaining quest."

Jessica Mann, Literary Review, September 1996

 

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