Burmese Days

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 20, 1974 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Very nice....easily read w/ the typical Orwellian approach: a disdain for power centralized in the hands of a few, whether colonial or otherwise. Am really surprised this book garnered only a 4.0. My ... Read full review

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

Brilliant. Explores the stupidity of racism that still exists today. Ends in a sad story that Hollywood could never accept. Makes politicking look like an absurd past-time for idiots. Proves one of ... Read full review

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GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

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