When The Far Pavillion was first published nineteen years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplisment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gone With the Wind."
From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.
The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement, a book we hate to see come to an end. It is a passionate, triumphant story that excites us, fills us with joy, moves us to tears, satisfies us deeply, and helps us remember just what it is that we want most from a novel.
M. M. Kaye was born and raised in India. She was seventy years old when this book was published and made her famous the world over. She lives in Sussex, England.
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