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The siege of krishnapur

Winner of the Booker Prize. India, 1857'the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years. Farrell's story is set in an isolated Victorian outpost on the subcontinent. Rumors of strife filter in from afar, and yet the members of the colonial community remain confident of their military and, above all, moral superiority. But when they find themselves under actual siege, the true character of their dominion'at once brutal, blundering, and wistful'is soon revealed. The Siege of Krishnapur is a companion to Troubles, about the Easter 1916 rebellion in Ireland, and The Singapore Grip, which takes place just before World War II, as the sun begins to set upon the British Empire. Together these three novels offer an unequaled picture of the follies of empire.

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  • "The British residents of Krishnapur, a Victorian outpost on the subcontinent of India in 1857, are initially unperturbed by rumors of strife from afar, but when they find themselves under siege by native soldiers, they withdraw into the Residency where they slowly come to realize the true character of colonialism."
  • "Winner of the Booker Prize. India, 1857'the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years. Farrell's story is set in an isolated Victorian outpost on the subcontinent. Rumors of strife filter in from afar, and yet the members of the colonial community remain confident of their military and, above all, moral superiority. But when they find themselves under actual siege, the true character of their dominion'at once brutal, blundering, and wistful'is soon revealed. The Siege of Krishnapur is a companion to Troubles, about the Easter 1916 rebellion in Ireland, and The Singapore Grip, which takes place just before World War II, as the sun begins to set upon the British Empire. Together these three novels offer an unequaled picture of the follies of empire."@en
  • "Fiction set in the spring of 1857 and is about life for the British at Krishnapur, India and what occurs when there is a mutiny."@en

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  • "Powieść angielska"
  • "War stories"
  • "War stories"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Romány"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en

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  • "The siege of krishnapur"@en
  • "The siege of Krishnapur : a novel"@en
  • "The siege of Krishnapur : a novel"
  • "Siege of krishnapur"@en
  • "セポイの反乱"
  • "Siege of Krishnapur"
  • "Siege of Krishnapur"@en
  • "Obléhání Krišnapuru"
  • "The siege of Krishnapur"
  • "The siege of Krishnapur"@en
  • "The Siege of Krishnapur"@en
  • "The Siege of Krishnapur"
  • "The siege of Krishnapur a novel"
  • "The Siege of Krishnapur : a novel"
  • "Sepoi no hanran"@ja
  • "Sepoi no hanran"
  • "The siege of Krishnapur [sound recording]"@en

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