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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Get ready for a time travel back to the pre-Independence era of India, where you had gora-sahibs strolling down the streets or riding their horses with an air of pride. It's amazing how Orwell ... Read full review

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tragic in the ancient greek sense ("the protagonist [...] falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal")... featuring two disturbing and pointless animal killing scenes; 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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