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Burmese days; a novel

Captures the way of life of the white ruling class in Burma through the depiction of and Englishman, a girl newly arrived from England and a corrupt native politician.

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  • "Burmese days"@it
  • "Burmese days"
  • "Burmese days"@ja
  • "Burmese days"@en
  • "Burmese days"@pl
  • "complete works of George Orwell"
  • "Mranʻ mā praññʻ mha neʹ rakʻ myāʺ"
  • "biruma no hinichi"@ja
  • "ビルマの日々"

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  • "Captures the way of life of the white ruling class in Burma through the depiction of and Englishman, a girl newly arrived from England and a corrupt native politician."@en
  • "Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. U Po Kyin, however, succeeds and is admitted to the club. Racism and classism undergird the actions of the major characters. Kyin plans to redeem his life and cleanse his sins by financing pagodas. He dies of apoplexy before he can even start on building the first pagoda and his wife envisages him returning to life as a frog or rat. --modified slightly from www.wikipedia.com."
  • "Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, "Burmese Days" describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a 'subject' people, an inferior people with black faces'. Against the prevailing orthodoxy, Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Dr Veraswami, a black enthusiast for Empire. The doctor needs help. U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is European patronage: membership of the hitherto all-white Club. While Flory prevaricates, beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen arrives in Upper Burma from Paris. At last, after years of 'solitary hell', romance and marriage appear to offer Flory an escape from the 'lie' of the 'pukka sahib pose'."@en
  • "Set in the waning days of the British Empire in Burma (currently Myanmar), <Burmese Days</ is a moving and insightful story of colonial life where socio-economic divisions are strictly upheld and corruption is rife within the local administration. An Indian, Dr. Veraswami has incurred the enmity of U Po Kyin, the local magistrate, and only membership in the white-only Club will protect him. John Flory, a white timber-merchant, is positioned to help Veraswami, but finds his own life changing when he falls in love with the newly-arrived Elizabeth Lackersteen.</ The first of George Orwell's novels, <Burmese Days</ is based on Orwell's observations and experiences as a policeman in Burma in the 1920s, and explores such themes as imperialism and racism. First published in 1934, <Burmese Days</ received a mixed reaction from the press, simultaneously lauded and criticized for its unflinching portrayal of colonial life.</ HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.</"@en
  • "A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club."@en
  • "Een man wordt het slachtoffer van twee tegengestelde, intrigerende krachten."
  • "Orwell draws on his years of experience in India to tell this story of the waning days of British imperialism. A handful of Englishmen living in a settlement in Burma congregate in the European Club, drink whiskey, and argue over an impending order to admit a token Asian."@en
  • "Colonial politics in 1930 Kyauktada, India come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations, but of lives."@en
  • "Colonial politics in 1930 Kyauktada, India come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations, but of lives."

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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Powieść angielska"
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Samfundskritik og -satire"@da
  • "Adventure stories"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Tekstuitgave"
  • "Autobiographical fiction"@en
  • "Autobiographical fiction"
  • "English fiction"@en
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"

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  • "Los dias de Birmania"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. Vol. 2"
  • "Dies a Birmània"
  • "The complete works 2 Burmese days"
  • "ビルマの日日"
  • "Zile birmaneze"
  • "Burmese Days : a novel"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell 2. Burmese days"
  • "Oi meres tēs Mpourma"
  • "제국은없다 = Burmese days"
  • "Burmese days; a novel"
  • "Burmese days; a novel"@en
  • "Burmese Days/with an tintroduction by Malcom Muggeridge"
  • "La marca"
  • "La marca"@es
  • "Tage in Burma Roman"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. Vol. 2, Burmese days"@en
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. Vol. 2, Burmese days"
  • "Los días de Birmania"
  • "Los días de Birmania"@es
  • "Burmese days, etc"@en
  • "Burma dage"@da
  • "Burma dage"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. 2, Burmese days"
  • "Une histoire birmane"
  • "Tage in Burma : Roman"
  • "Dni v Birme : [roman]"
  • "Burmese days a novel"
  • "Burmese days a novel"@en
  • "BURMESE DAYS"@en
  • "Une historie birmane"
  • "Zile birmaneze : [roman]"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. Vol.2, Burmese days"
  • "Burmese days"
  • "Burmese days"@en
  • "Burmese days: a novel"
  • "Burmese days: a novel"@en
  • "The complete works of George Orwell : 1946"
  • "The complete works / 2 Burmese days"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell/ 2, Burmese Days"
  • "Burmese Days, etc"@en
  • "Ruzahyi Bermih"
  • "Los Días de Birmania"
  • "Los Días de Birmania"@es
  • "The complete works of George Orwell. Vol. 2, Burmese days : a novel"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell"
  • "Burma dage : på dansk ved Michael Tejn"@da
  • "Burmese Days"
  • "Burmese Days"@en
  • "De jaren in Birma : roman"
  • "Cheguk ŭn ŏpta = Burmese days"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell / Volume 2, Burmese days"@en
  • "ビルマの日々"
  • "Burmese Days, etc. [With a portrait.]"
  • "Giorni in Birmania"@it
  • "Hoi meres tēs Bourma : mythistorēma"
  • "Burmese Days. A novel"@en
  • "Mranʻ mā praññʻ neʹ rakʻ myāʺ"
  • "Burmese days : A novel"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell / Vol. 2, Burmese days : a novel"
  • "Giorni in Birmania"
  • "Burmese days. : With a new introduction by Malcolm Muggeridge"
  • "La Marca"
  • "Burmanski dani"
  • "Burmese days : a novel by George Orwell"
  • "The complete works of George Orwell / Vol. 2, Burmese days"
  • "Burmese days : a novel"
  • "Burmese days : a novel"@en
  • "Burmeses days"
  • "Burmesedays"@en
  • "Birmańskie dni"@pl
  • "Birmańskie dni"
  • "Biruma no hibi"
  • "Biruma no hibi"@ja

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