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Pages: 240

Language: English

Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (29 Oct. 2009)

By: Ernest Bramah(Author)

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Like Scheherazade of The One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, Kai Lung relies upon his prowess as a storyteller to save his neck when he's accused of treason. His traditional tales ― laced with thought-provoking aphorisms ― will transport readers to a mandarin's court in ancient China. Written by an English author admired by the likes of George Orwell, this captivating work is ripe for rediscovery.

Ernest Bramah, born Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. He published 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His humorous works were ranked with Jerome K Jerome, and W.W. Jacobs, his detective stories with Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction with H.G. Wells and his supernatural stories with Algernon Blackwood. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • By Levelknees on 7 May 2013

    Bramah's Kai Lung books are a delight, full of nuggets of wisdom and of humour. Wonderfully consistent in the writing in pseudo-oriental style. Kai Lung always comes through the challenges which life throws at him with a degree of aplomb which I find completely captivating. If you have never delved into Bramah's curious world, I recommend you give it a try.

  • By Chris Cockrell on 25 November 2012

    I have read the Kai Lung books many times over the years. I keep lending out the books, and never seem to get them back, so I hunt out more copies, and so on...Therefore I was really pleased to see Kai Lung's Golden Hours (and The Wallet of Kai Lung) available as e-books.Kai Lung is an itinerant storyteller in an imagined Imperial China. His skills get him into and out of many scrapes, and we are vastly entertained as we read about them.These stories are to be enjoyed for the brilliant use of words and imagery:"The point is of some subtlety," admitted Wong Pao, "and might be pursued to an extreme delicacy of attenuation if it were argued by those whose profession it is to give a variety of meanings to the same thing."(of a violent criminal) "He himself, with his lamentable absence of literary style, was wont to declare that while confessedly weak in analogies he was strong in holocausts."And these are not the best examples by a long shot. Some raise a smile, others are laugh-out-loud funny. Interestingly, there is a very, very occasional darker moment in a story, and you almost pass it by unnoticed.I have a feeling this sort of stuff 'clicks' with you or it leaves you cold. For me this is entertainment I return to every couple of years, and have done so for decades now.Wonderful stuff, heartily recommended to lovers of words and cleverly-turned phrases.

  • By Roger Duffett on 17 March 2013

    The prose is of such purity that it is a pity that there are so many typos. I have read this many times over the years and never fail to be amazed at the inventiveness and imagination of Mr Smith.

  • By Mark Williams on 13 January 2016

    Have read this wonderful book more times than I can remember, and it never gets tired. The only complaint I have is with whoever published this version, because the print job is rather amateur to the point of being annoying; buy the novel by all means, but buy a different version!

  • By Mike Martin on 6 November 2016

    This was my second Bramah purchase, and have as yet to read....but have flick through, and looks absolutely on a par with Kai Lung unrolls his mat.....it was a great read..

  • By Guest on 12 December 2016

    The same remarks go as those I have submited for "Kai Lunng unfolds his mat!

  • By Dave L on 27 November 2014

    Vastly entertaining, funny, and elegantly expressed. Do try these stories.

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