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The Far Pavilions (Vol. 1) Part 1 Of 2

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From the foothills of the Himalayas to the bone-strewn Khyber pass, M.M. Kaye weaves a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war. Spanning 25 of the 19th century's most turbulent years, it is a story of hatred and bitter combat; of courage, cowardice and sacrifice; of the star-crossed wedding of East and West; and, above all, of a love that trans

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Published September 1st 1994 by Books on Tape, Inc. (first published January 1st 1978)
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Becky Wolsk
Jan 30, 2016 Becky Wolsk rated it liked it
I enjoyed the atmosphere of this book throughout volume 1, but ultimately didn't care enough about the characters' future and British Indian-Afghani struggles to want to read all of volume 2. Volume 2 begins with chapter 33, and when I read this, I was reading an edition that had both volumes, so I actually read the story through chapter 48. I mention this because if you are reading this mostly for the Ash-Anjuli plot, then I recommend reading this book up until the end of chapter 48. That seems ...more
Stephi K.
Sep 29, 2016 Stephi K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is out of print and I couldn't borrow it from the library. A friend lent it to me after her husband bought it in a used book store. One of the most intense books I've ever read: portraying a "suttee", where the wife of a Rana immolates herself on a funeral pyre, violent warfare in Afganistan, violent regime changes in India. It made me see a world I've never seen and it was startlingly relevant to today, despite being set in the 1870's. Worth my time, even though it took me ...more
Mindy
Sep 29, 2016 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mindy by: Mom and Dad
Part 1 of Far Pavillions I loved. I couldn't put it down toward the end and stayed up way too late several nights reading. Part 2 was good, the focus was off the love story though and much more about the army and Ash's role as a spy. It was much slower. I liked reading it, but I didn't feel compelled to read it. Sometimes a few weeks would go by before I read some more. Hence why it took me 7 months to read it! I still think the Far Pavillions are great books, but just don't expect part 2 to be ...more
Amy
Jun 09, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
this is one of my favorite books of all time. its a slow moving story that is well developed. all about a great love story in India when the British were ruling... love it. the dvd doesn't do it justice although it tries!
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Aug 25, 2015 Lightly79 rated it really liked it
Took a bit to get use to the slow pace. Liked the epic scope of the book with good character development and an interesting plot.
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M. M. Kaye (Mary Margaret) was born in India and spent her early childhood and much of her early-married life there. Her family ties with the country are strong: her grandfather, father, brother and husband all served the British Raj. After India's independence, her husband, Major-General Goff Hamilton of Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides (the famous Indian Army regiment featured in The Far ...more
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