Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: June 14, 2011
Publisher: Melville House
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1612190790
ISBN - 13: 9781612190792
From the Publisher
"My gord, Carnehan," says Daniel, "This is a tremenjus
business, and we've got the whole country as far as it's worth
Literature's most famous adventure story, this stirring tale of two
happy-go-lucky British ne're-do-wells trying to carve out their own
kingdom in the remote mountains of Afghanistan has also proved over
time to be a work of penetrating and lasting political
insight-amidst its raucous humor and swashbuckling bravado is a
devastatingly astute dissection of imperialism and its heroic
Written when he was only 22 years old, the tale also features some
of Rudyard Kipling's most crystalline prose, and one of the most
beautifully rendered, spectacularly exotic settings he ever used.
Best of all, it features two of his most unforgettable characters,
the ultra-vivid Cockneys Peachy Carnahan and Daniel Dravot, who
impart to the story its ultimate, astonishing twist: it is both a
tragedy and a triumph.
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