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by Ernest Bramah

eBook Kai Lung's Golden Hours download ISBN: 141912837X
Author: Ernest Bramah
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 220
ePub: 1450 kb
Fb2: 1528 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Classics

Kai lung's golden hours. First Published 1922. But, I say, the thing is extremely rare,and in the shape of a complete book rarest of all. The Wallet of Kai Lung was a thing made deliberately, in hardmaterial and completely successful.

Kai lung's golden hours. Kai lung's golden hours. With a Preface by Hilaire Belloc. It was meant to produce aparticular effect of humour by the use of a foreign convention, theChinese convention, in the English tongue.

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is an excellent book, connecting about a dozen stories that vary from engrossing or. .

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is an excellent book, connecting about a dozen stories that vary from engrossing or touching to hilarious, each told with the sparkling wit and faux-mythic-China setting that are the defining features indelibly associated with the name "Kai Lung," with a simple but nonetheless gripping story about Kai Lung. Actually, of course, these are stories written by Ernest Bramah, who did NOT live in ancient China, but only pretended he did, but from a Western perspective they're still extremely good stories, and in reality they were written for the Western world.

Kai Lung’s Golden Hours is a frame story or frame novel, that is, the narrative provides a frame for different stories. Think One Thousand And One Nights or Canterbury Tales. Kai Lung is an ancient Chinese storyteller who tells stories to postpone his criminal conviction in the court of a Mandarin. This is a Librivox recording.

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is an excellent book, connecting about a dozen stories that vary from engrossing or touching to hilarious, each told with the sparkling wit and faux-mythic-China setting that are the defining features. I love the over-the-top ical style of Bramah's writing: "It is indeed unlikely that you could condescend to stop and listen to the foolish words of such an insignificant and altogether deformed person as myself.

Kai Lung's Golden Hours is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the forty-fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April, 1972.

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Ernest Bramah (20 March 1868 – 27 June 1942), whose name was recorded after his birth as Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. London: Grant Richards Lt. p. 9. ^ Bramah, Ernest (1900).

Ernest Bramah (20 March 1868 – 27 June 1942), whose name was recorded after his birth as 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. George Orwell acknowledged that Bramah's book, What Might Have Been, influenced his Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) Ernest Bramah was the working name of British writer Ernest Brammah Smith

Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) Ernest Bramah was the working name of British writer Ernest Brammah Smith. Although rather reclusive, it is known that Bramah dropped out of Manchester Grammar School at the age of 16, after which he went into farming and began to write for the local newspaper. Over the course of his life he published 21 books and is best known for creating the characters Kai Lung and Max Carrados. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox. M4B Audiobook part 1 (136MB) M4B Audiobook part 2 (122MB). External metadata update. 2019-04-16T15:32:15Z. kai lungs golden hours dw 1605 librivox. Ocr. ABBYY FineReader 1.

Kai Lung& Golden Hours Bramah Ernest Неизвестно 9781071288856 : Ernest Bramah, whose name was .

Kai Lung& Golden Hours Bramah Ernest Неизвестно 9781071288856 : Ernest Bramah, whose name was recorded after his birth as Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Comments: (7)
Yggfyn
Kai Lung's Golden Hours is an excellent book, connecting about a dozen stories that vary from engrossing or touching to hilarious, each told with the sparkling wit and faux-mythic-China setting that are the defining features indelibly associated with the name "Kai Lung," with a simple but nonetheless gripping story *about* Kai Lung.

The Wildside Press edition, however, is an inferior reprint edition. In a handful of places a character's faux-Chinese name is replaced by a similar ordinary English word, and in several places two paragraphs of dialogue run together with only a space, not the usual line break and indentation, between them. This is the quality that one expects from editions advertised with verbiage like "This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes ..." But the Wildside Press advertises no such possible defects. The lack of a table of contents adds insult to injury, since a couple of the stories are memorable gems that one may find oneself wanting to quote even years later.
Whitehammer
The book is a series of stories told by Kai Lung, an itinerant Chinese story teller. The China involved is rather like the Mikado's Japan - a vehicle for making fun of Britain. I sought out this book because Dorothy Sayers used quotes from it to head chapters in one of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Recommended for those who enjoy Wodehouse, Sayers and other light-hearted wordsmiths of the early twentieth century and those who enjoy humorous adventure stories. Not recommended for the racial grievance oriented since Asian stereotypes are used for humorous effects in a good natured manner. (I also enjoyed Potash and Perlmutter which is similarly "offensive" to my own ethnicity by current standards.)
Talrajas
I love the over-the-top pseudo-chinese-classical style of Bramah's writing: "It is indeed unlikely that you could condescend to stop and listen to the foolish words of such an insignificant and altogether deformed person as myself. Nevertheless, if you could retard your elegant footsteps for a few moments, this exeedingly unprepossessing individual will endeavor to entertain you."

If you don't like that style, you'll find it difficult to get past it to the entertaining and humorous stories of Kai Lung.

The formatting could use some improvement (uneven margins on my iPhone, double line breaks for paragraphs), but it's not too bad.
Error parents
It is always satisfying when virtue and righteousness triumph over ignorance and superstition, and especially when the triumph is accompanied by humor and an articulate expression of entertaining ideas. The Kai Lung books are among the very few texts that I will take time to re-read. One caveat is that not everyone will appreciate Bramah's prose style. Before ordering a copy of any Kai Lung book, you would be well advised to read a sample. If you enjoy it, then many felicitations will accompany your reading.
Gribandis
as are both of the Kai Lung books. Kai Lung is an itinerant story teller in ancient China, and these are some of his stories.

Actually, of course, these are stories written by Ernest Bramah, who did NOT live in ancient China, but only pretended he did, but from a Western perspective they're still extremely good stories, and in reality they were written for the Western world.

Enjoy.
Androlhala
Bramah sure can spin a phrase. The book is a collection of stories told by Kai Lung, and as such is excellent. You are transported back into this fictional China, where introductions can take hours as the two people flatter each other & humble themselves endlessly. The stories are very amusing, but be forewarned; the language takes some time to read through & comprehend. Not a book to breeze through (but oh so rewarding when you do read it!)
Gio
Well written, enjoyable, and chock-full of subtle moral lessons. At a time when so much of what passes for fantasy writing is nothing more than junk, Wallet of Kai Lung does not pretend, like so many others, to be like Tolkien, or anyone else. It's just a good, fun, read all on its own.
How can you not want to read something Lord Peter Wimsey mentions? This one has been on my wish list for years; I'm glad to have it.