The Kite Runner


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2011-09-05
  • ISBN : 140882485X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

The Kite Runner


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 1408803720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood. Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants' quarters. The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.

The Kite Runner


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-03-01
  • ISBN : 1350033243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

I became what I am today at the age of twelve. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a mud wall on a frigid winter day in 1975 . . . looking into a deserted alley. It's wrong what they say about the past, about how you can bury it, because the past claws its way out. I realize I've been looking into that alley for the last 26 years. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. Khaled Hosseini's first and international best-selling novel has now been adapted into a stunning stage adaptation by Matthew Spangler. This edition was published for the production at Wyndham's Theatre, London, from 21 December 2016.

The Kite Runner


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780747573395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Twelve year old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father Baba, one of the richest and most respected merchants in Kabul. He has failed to do so through academia or brawn, but the one area where they connect is the annual kite fighting tournament. Amir is determined not just to win the competition but to run the last kite and bring it home triumphantly, to prove to his father that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan is the best kite runner that Amir has ever seen, and he promises to help him - for Hassan always helps Amir out of trouble. But Hassan is a Shi'a Muslim and this is 1970s Afghanistan. Hassan is taunted and jeered at by Amir's school friends; he is merely a servant living in a shack at the back of Amir's house. So why does Amir feel such envy towards his friend? Then, what happens to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament is to shatter all their lives, and define their futures.

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-03-13
  • ISBN : 1410320421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary News For Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary News For Students for all of your research needs.

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-09-06
  • ISBN : 1101666226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The perennial bestseller-now available as a sensational new graphic novel. Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered The Kite Runner. Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers.

A Thousand Splendid Suns


  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2008-09-18
  • ISBN : 074758589X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Chelsea House
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781604131994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

The Kite Runner (Play Script)


  • Author : Matthew Spangler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • ISBN : 0525534466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping saga of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Khaled Hosseini's novel, The Kite Runner


  • Author : Marilyn Herbert
  • Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Release : 2011-03-25
  • ISBN : 1897082738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Kite Runner has the distinction of being the first English-language fiction written about Afghanistan, by Khaled Hosseini, a former Afghan doctor who fled his native country in 1980 as it became immersed in civil war. The novel tells of the relationship of two boys who are born, live, and play side by side, yet there is no equality in their connection. Hosseini takes his story through three decades, which include communism and Soviet occupation, as well as the arrival of the Mujahideen and the reign of terror that followed. Bookclub-in-a-Box will review and examine the following topics: • The complex relationship of Amir and Hassan, especially juxtaposed against the political and cultural backdrop of their times. • Through the relationship of the two boys with each other and with others, the reader will reflect on how those personal and political realities can be intertwined. There will be references to the concepts of "master" and "bully." • The images of the kite and the kite runner are appropriate symbols for Afghanistan and will be considered in that light. Readers will be inspired to seek out other metaphors in this rich novel. • Afghanistan has been forever changed by its different masters, for example, the Russians and the Taliban. • Examine the devastation of Afghanistan, as portrayed in the lives of the novel's characters, and to see and understand the kind of human suffering that occurred behind the newspaper headlines. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author. See the website (www.bookclubinabox.com) for our complete line of Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guides