Om Kai Lung's Golden Hours
Kai Lung is brought before the court of the Mandarin Shan Tien after his confidential agent Ming-shu accuses him of treason. In an attempt to delay his judgment and ultimately his execution, Kai Lung retells his uncanny tales to the Mandarin and is successful in postponing his sentencing again and again until he is eventually set free, gaining the admiration and hand of the maiden Hwa-Mei in the process. As with other Kai Lung novels, 'Kai Lung's Golden Hours' is a rich, aphoristic tale wonderfully constructed by Ernest Brammah Smith. Sure to appeal to any discerning reader, this text constitutes veritable must-read for fans of Smith's work. Ernest Bramah (1868 - 1942) was an English author whose notable works include: 'Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat' (1928) and 'The Secret of the League' (1907). Originally published in 1922, we are proud to republish this antique novel now complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.