This slot should be occupied by a review of the #2 bestseller for 1912, The Winning of Barbara Worth. However, since Harold Bell Wright’s smashing novel about how engineers won the West was on the bestseller list two years running. I wrote a review of the novel on the 100th anniversary of its appearance.
In place of a review of a vintage bestseller, I’ll be posting a review of a vintage novel that’s attained almost the status of a classic: Rudyard Kipling’s Kim. Kim is the novel most often associated with Kipling’s name It was named one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by The Modern Library in 1998.
Kipling originally brought the novel out in seriel form in two magazines. Perhaps that explains why Kim didn’t set bestseller records in book form.
Read my take on the novel here within the hour.
Linda Gorton Aragoni