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King-of the Khyber Rifles

By: Talbot Mundy
Published By: Double9 Books
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British author Talbot Mundy is the author of the book King of the Khyber Rifles. At the start of World War I, Captain Athelstan King works as a secret spy for the British Raj. It depicts King's travels with the mystical lady adventurer, princess Yasmini, and the Turkish mullah Muhammed Anim among the (mainly Muslim) tribes of the north. King's writing was greatly affected by both Mundy's own disastrous career in India and by his interest in theosophy. Similar to John Buchan's Greenmantle, which was also first released in 1916, it explores the prospect that Turkey may attempt to incite Muslims to wage jihad against the British Empire.A real regiment, the Khyber Rifles was and are.Originally published as a nine-part serial in Everybody's Magazine beginning in May 1916, the manuscript for Mundy's third book featured illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll.In November 1916, the book version of it was released. Athelstane King, the protagonist of The Peshawar Lancers, was one of several characters and ideas introduced in the book.

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Talbot Mundy

An English author of adventure fiction, Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 - 5 August 1940) was born in London. Walter Galt was the pen name he used while he wrote. His books King of the Khyber Rifles and The Winds of the World are his best-known works. Without any qualifications, Mundy dropped out of Rugby School and relocated to Germany with his beloved fox terrier in search of a job as a van-truck driver. Throughout his life, Mundy was married five times. He was a loving and forgiving stepfather to Dick Ames, the son of his fourth wife, despite the fact that he had lost his own biological child through stillbirth. He never created a written outline for his stories before he actually wrote them. Mundy normally got up around three or four in the morning and worked seven hours a day, six days a week. He enjoyed beginning each chapter of his novels with a proverb or verse. Throughout his life, he smoked a lot of cigarettes-up to fifty a day at one point-but in 1936, due to sickness, he gave up the habit. At age 61, Mundy passed away at home on August 5, 1940, while sleeping. His death was attributed by the certifying physician to diabetes-related myocardial insufficiency. At Florida's Baynard Crematorium in St. Petersburg on August 6, his body was cremated.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 264 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356567905
  • ISBN-13: 9789356567900
  • Item Weight: 316.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Thrillers / Historical , Fiction / Historical, Fiction / Classics