Kim (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

Kim (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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by Rudyard Kipling

Written in 1901, Kim is considered Kipling's finest work, and was a key factor in his being awarded the Nobel Prize.See more details below


Written in 1901, Kim is considered Kipling's finest work, and was a key factor in his being awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).

Zohreh T. Sullivan is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Narratives of Empire: The Fictions of Rudyard Kipling, Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora, and many articles on British, colonial, and postcolonial literatures.

Table of Contents

The Text of Kim1
Map: North India 1857243
Map: Modern India244
Map: The Grand Trunk Road245
Short Stories
To Be Filed for Reference252
The White Man's Burden260
To Margaret Burne-Jones, [27] September 1885263
To Margaret Burne-Jones, 28 November 1885-11 January 1886266
To E. K. Robinson, 30 April 1886270
To Margaret Burne-Jones, 3 May-24 June 1886271
Autobiography and Biography
From Something of Myself273
[The Origins of Kim]278
Contemporary Reviews
[A 'New Kipling']283
[Mr. Kipling's Enthralling New Novel]284
Rudyard Kipling's Kim285
The Nobel Prize for Literature, 1907290
Historical Context
Kim in Historical Context297
[Recovering the Connection Between Kim and Contemporary History]309
Kipling's Place in the History of Ideas323
The Pleasures of Kim328
[Kim as Imperialist Novel]337
[The Survey of India]351
Kim, Invasion-Scare Literature, and the Russian Threat to British India358
[Kipling's Richest Dream]375
[Storytelling in Kim]384
[Kim, the Myth of the Nation, and National Identity]393
[Kim's Colonial Education]406
Kim and Orientalism410
Kim, or How to Be Young, Male, and British in Kipling's India426
[The Ending of Kim]436
What Happens at the End of Kim?441
Rudyard Kipling: A Chronology453
Selected Bibliography457

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