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These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398805972

Category: Fiction


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In the twilight years of the British Empire in Burma, bigotry and corruption are the order of the day. When the timber merchant John Flory befriends the Indian doctor Veraswami, he soon finds himself alienated from his British compatriots - and even from the woman he hopes will become his wife - as they cannot countenance the idea of racial equality. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous official U Po Kyin does everything to advance his own station - no matter who he may hurt in the process. Based on Orwell's own experiences as a policeman in Burma in the 1920s, it presents a shocking and revealing portrait of British colonial society and the terrible effects of empire on both the colonisers and the colonised. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.
2021-01-01 By George Orwell

The story focuses on a handful of Englishmen living in a small settlement in Upper Burma. They congregate in the European Club, drinking whiskey and arguing over an impending order to admit a token Asian.

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156148501

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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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.
1962 By George Orwell

He started writing Burmese Days in 1928 while living in Paris. Orwell was determined to paint the worst possible portrait of the British in Burma and he largely succeeds. The novel is a searing account of the bigotry, racism and feuds ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529038248

Category: Fiction


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In Burmese Days, George Orwell, one of the most famous writers in the English language, draws on his own experience of living and working in Burma to write an unflinching novel about the dark side of imperialism. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer David Eimer. John Flory is a disillusioned timber merchant based in the remote town of Kyauktada in 1920s Burma. Whilst his English peers gather night after night to drink and gossip in their exclusive club, Flory has embraced local life – his best friend is Dr Veraswami and his mistress is Ma Hla May. The slow, sticky, hot days are interrupted by the arrival of the young and beautiful Elizabeth. And when the club is forced to elect a non-white member, Flory is caught up in an increasingly hostile and dangerous feud.
2021-01-07 By George Orwell

... as usual, in the best place under the punkah, and was reading the Civil List, the Debrett of Burma. ... to hear some more about the day's shooting—and begun pinching her leg in a way that simply could not be misunderstood.

Author: Eric Arthur Blair

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066364366

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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"Burmese Days" by Eric Arthur Blair. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
2021-08-31 By Eric Arthur Blair

These two impressions of colonialism are contrasted in several conversations between John Flory and Dr Veraswami in Burmese Days: ''before we've finished we'll have wrecked the whole Burmese national culture” (p. 40).

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 9782808014069

Category: Study Aids

Page: 50

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Burmese Days with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Burmese Days by George Orwell, which is based on the writer’s own experiences as a member of the British Indian Imperial Police in the 1920s. It depicts a brutally divided society, in which racism is endemic and the natives are widely seen as inherently inferior to the white European colonisers. In this atmosphere, corruption and scheming flourish, leaving the novel’s protagonist, the timber merchant John Flory, deeply disillusioned and alienated. Burmese Days is Orwell’s earliest novel. Along with his influential later works, including 1984 and Animal Farm, it reflects an enduring preoccupation with social justice and the oppression of the powerless by world governments. Find out everything you need to know about Burmese Days in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!
2019-03-28 By Bright Summaries

From Burmese Days George Orwell This is a chapter from one of the great novels on colonialism . George Orwell captures the life of the British colonial class in a remote " upcountry " town in Burma in the 1920s .

Author: Thomas Reilly

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765610590

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Racism has existed throughout the world for centuries and has been at the root of innumerable conflicts and human tragedies, including war, genocide, slavery, bigotry, and discrimination. Defined broadly, racism has had many forms and effects, from caste prejudice in India and mass extermination in Tasmania to slavery in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe. Put simply, racism has been one of the overriding forces in world history for more than a millennium. This book provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of twelve parts and fifty-one articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years. It includes three types of articles: original documents, scholarly essays, and journalistic accounts.
2003 By Thomas Reilly

The Novels from Burmese Days to Nineteen Eighty-Four Dr Loraine Saunders ... the opening lines of Orwell's second novel, A Clergyman s Daughter, that Orwell has disposed of the purple passages that are characteristic of Burmese Days.

Author: Dr Loraine Saunders

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409474975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as chronicles of failure. Contending that Orwell's novels have been undervalued as works of art, she offers extensive textual analysis to reveal an author who is in far more control of his prose than has been appreciated. Persuasively demonstrating that Orwell's novels of the 1930s such as A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying are no less important as literature than Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Saunders argues they have been victims of a critical tradition whose practitioners have misunderstood Orwell's narrative style, failed to appreciate Orwell's political stance, and were predisposed to find little merit in Orwell's novels. Saunders devotes significant attention to George Gissing's influence on Orwell, particularly with regard to his representations of women. She also examines Orwell's socialism in the context of the political climate of the 1930s, finding that Orwell, in his successful negotiation of the fine balance between art and propaganda, had much more in common with Charlie Chaplin than with writers like Stephen Spender or W. H. Auden. As a result of Saunders's detailed and accessible analysis, which illuminates how Orwell harmonized allegory with documentary, polyphonic voice with monophonic, and elegy with comedy, Orwell's contributions to the genre of political fiction are finally recognized.
2013-04-28 By Dr Loraine Saunders

112–31. 6 Christopher Hollis, A Study of George Orwell: The Man and His Works, London: Hollis and Carter, 1956, pp. 27–8. 7 Bowker, George Orwell, p. 153. 8 George Orwell, Burmese Days, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969, p. 93.

Author: Stephen Ingle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134247776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Stephen Ingle is Professor at the Politics Department, University of Stirling. His main academic interests are in the relationship between politics and literature and in adversarial (two party) politics, especially in the UK.
2006-04-18 By Stephen Ingle

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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008442729

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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2021-01-21 By George Orwell

but projected much earlier , is rather that kind of book.21 Orwell did not live in a peaceful age , however , and even the purple , or aesthetically inspired , passages of Burmese Days were to be countered by a new impulse among writers ...

Author: Ian Slater

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773526226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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"In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people ..." So begins one of Orwell's most famous essays. In Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One Ian Slater explains why Orwell was hated in Moulmein and takes us on a fascinating intellectual journey that traces the development of Orwell's political and social criticism. Using a uniquely thematic approach, Slater also examines Orwell's self-criticism and, finally, the hidden and corrosive dangers of state and self-imposed censorship in a security-obsessed world. Slater's tour de force, critically acclaimed by those on both the left and the right, moves from Orwell's schooldays in England and his time as a policeman in Burma, through his years as a struggling poet, dishwasher, tramp in Paris, and tutor, schoolmaster, and bookshop assistant in London, to his critical experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Slater takes us beyond the events of Orwell's life to the bitter satire of the Russian Revolution in Animal Farm and the horrifying terror of Room 101 in 1984, Orwell's final novel, and shows that 1984 is as much a warning about the state of mind we call totalitarianism as it is a prophecy of an actual political state. As the war on terrorism continues and governments demand ever-increasing power over the individual in order to combat terrorism, Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One, reissued during Orwell's centenary, warns us that "he who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster."
2003 By Ian Slater