King--of the Khyber Rifles: A Romance of Adventure (Masterpieces of Oriental Adventure)

By: Mundy, Talbot

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No jacket, a few faint spots to boards, page ridge faintly foxed. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 395 pp. Illustrated by J. Clement Coll. King of the Khyber Rifles is a novel by British writer Talbot Mundy. Captain Athelstan King is a secret agent for the British Raj at the beginning of the First World War. Heavily influenced both by Mundy's own unsuccessful career in India and by his interest in theosophy, it describes King's adventures among the (mostly Muslim) tribes of the north with the mystical woman adventuress, princess Yasmini and the Turkish mullah Muhammed Anim. Like Greenmantle by John Buchan, also first published in 1916, it deals with the possibility that Turkey might try to stir Muslims into a jihad against the British Empire. The Khyber Rifles was and is an actual regiment. What was to be Mundy's third novel was originally serialised in Everybody's Magazine in nine parts from May 1916 illustrated by Joseph Clement Coll.[1] It was published in book form in November 1916. The book gave many characters and themes to the book The Peshawar Lancers, including the main character, Athelstane King.

Title: King--of the Khyber Rifles: A Romance of Adventure (Masterpieces of Oriental Adventure)

Author: Mundy, Talbot

Illustrator: Coll, J. Clement

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie: 1916

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2278323

Keywords: MASTERPIECES OF ORIENTAL ADVENTURE FICTION FIRST WORLD WAR ONE GREAT WAR WWI WW1,