Burmese Days by Emma Larkin

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Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell’s first novel presents a devastating image of British colonial rule. It describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society the place, ‘in spite of everything, natives have been natives – fascinating, little question, however lastly … an inferior individuals’. When Flory, a white timber service provider, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The physician is at risk: U Po Kyin, a corrupt Justice of the Peace, is plotting his downfall. The solely factor that can save him is membership of the all-white Club, and Flory can assist. Flory’s life is modified additional by the arrival of lovely Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who gives an escape from loneliness and the ‘lie’ of colonial life. George Orwell’s first novel, impressed by his experiences within the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, Burmese Days features a new introduction by Emma Larkin in Penguin Modern Classics. present extra

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  • Title: Burmese Days
  • Author: Emma Larkin
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction
  • Date: 03/01/10
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN: 141185376

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