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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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  • "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
  • "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
  • "A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club."
  • "A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club."@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
  • "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."

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