An epic rendition of the imperial experience in India¬—one of Kipling’s greatest works. Kim, orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor white mother and the lama, an old ascetic priest, are on a quest. Kim was born and raised in India and plays with the slum children as he lives on the streets, but he is white, a sahib and wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism; while the priest must find redemption from the Wheel of Things. Kim celebrates their friendship and their journeys in a beautiful but hostile environment, capturing the opulence of the exotic landscape and the uneasy presence of the British Raj. Filled with rich description and vivid characters, this beguiling coming-of-age story is considered Kipling’s masterpiece.