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The Wallet Of Kai Lung

By: Ernest Bramah
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Wallet of Kai Lung" is a collection of enchanting and exotic tales written by British author Ernest Bramah. Set in ancient China, this book follows the adventures of Kai Lung, a clever and witty storyteller, as he travels through the mythical land of China, captivating listeners with his imaginative and captivating tales. The novel is structured as a frame story, with Kai Lung, a humble storyteller, finding himself in various situations where he must use his storytelling skills to charm and entertain his captors, thereby saving his life. Each story he weaves showcases his mastery of language, employing colorful metaphors, and also astute observations of human nature. As Kai Lung spins his tales and readers are transported into a world of romance heroism, and also intrigue, filled with courtly intrigue, cunning villains, and benevolent rulers. The stories often revolve around themes of wit, wisdom, and the power of words, all woven into fantastical narratives with delightful twists. Bramah's portrayal of ancient Chinese culture is both vivid and imaginative, creating a delightful blend of humor, wisdom, and adventure. Kai Lung's charm and intelligence make him a compelling protagonist, and each tale is a delightful exploration of the art of storytelling itself.

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Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah (March 20, 1868 – June 27, 1942), pen name of Ernest Brammah Smith, was an English author. He wrote 21 books as well as countless short stories and features. His comedies were frequently compared to those of Jerome K. Jerome and W. W. Jacobs, his detective stories to those of Conan Doyle, his politico-science fiction to those of H. G. Wells, and his eerie novels to those of Algernon Blackwood. Bramah's book What Might Have Been influenced George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.Ernest Brammah Smith (his middle name was spelled 'Brammah' on his birth certificate, not 'Bramah') was born in Manchester, England in 1868, the son of Charles Clement Smith and Susannah (Brammah) Smith. He dropped out of Manchester Grammar School at the age of 16, having performed poorly in every subject. He became a farmer, first as a student and subsequently on his own. His father, who had gone from being a factory employee to a wealthy man in a short period of time, helped him financially.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 198Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396133
  • ISBN-13:9789359396132
  • Item Weight: 297g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.2mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Fantasy / General