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Burmese Days (Hardcover Library Edition)

Burmese Days (Hardcover Library Edition)

by George Orwell
Burmese Days (Hardcover Library Edition)

Burmese Days (Hardcover Library Edition)

by George Orwell

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Overview

First published in 1934, George Orwell's first novel 'Burmese Days', presents a devastating portrayal of British colonial rule, inspired by his experiences in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. The story describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry.

John Flory is a white timber merchant in 1920s Burma. Disillusioned by imperial life, Flory defies orthodoxy and befriends Indian Dr. Veraswami. The doctor is being pursued by a corrupt magistrate, U Po Kyin, who is orchestrating his downfall. The only thing that can save his reputation is membership in the all-white Club, and Flory is in a position to help. Flory's life is also upended by the arrival of beautiful Parisian Elizabeth Lackersteen, who offers an escape from loneliness and the deceit of colonial life. It is an astonishing examination of the debasing effect of empire on occupied and occupier.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789354994036
Publisher: Repro Books Limited
Publication date: 06/10/2021
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

George Orwell (1903¿1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. Best known for his dystopian book 1984 and the allegorical novella Animal Farm, Orwell is the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and works of nonfiction. His writing continues to influence popular culture: The term "Orwellian" (describing a repressive, totalitarian state) has entered the language, along with several of his own neologisms, such as "Big Brother" and "cold war."

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