David Eimer (introduction), Emma Larkin (introduction), George Orwell
Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Oxford University Press, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd
Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell’s first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India.
SKU: 9780198853701Categories: Biographical fiction, Biography, Literature and Literary studies, Classic fiction, Colonialism & imperialism, Colonialism and imperialism, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Politics, Narrative theme: Social issues, Satirical fiction & parodies, Satirical fiction and parodies
‘…after all, natives were natives – interesting, no doubt, but finally … an inferior people’ Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell’s first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India. In the fictional district of Kyauktada, based on Kathar, U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, is planning to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr Veraswami. The doctor’s main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a European, has higher prestige. Dr Veraswami wants the privilege of becoming a member of the British club because he thinks that if his standing with the Europeans is good, U Po Kyin’s intrigues against him will not prevail. U Po Kyin begins a campaign to persuade the Europeans that the doctor holds disloyal, anti-British opinions, and believes anonymous letters with false stories about the doctor ‘will work wonders’.
|Dimensions||16 × 129 × 196 mm|