Burmese Days

Burmese Days

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by George Orwell
     
 

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BURMESE DAYS is George Orwell's distillation of six years with the Indian Imperial Police. It is an honest and evocative novel based on life in upper Burma in the 1920s when Britain's rule was still unchallenged.

Flory, a middle-aged Englishman, has grown soft in the foreign service. He is not ready for love, though it takes him when he meets Elizabeth Lackerstein.

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Overview

BURMESE DAYS is George Orwell's distillation of six years with the Indian Imperial Police. It is an honest and evocative novel based on life in upper Burma in the 1920s when Britain's rule was still unchallenged.

Flory, a middle-aged Englishman, has grown soft in the foreign service. He is not ready for love, though it takes him when he meets Elizabeth Lackerstein. She is a beautiful English girl, recently orphaned, and her need for a protector undoes him.

"This is a superior novel, not less so because it tells an absorbing story. Orwell has made his people and his background vividly real. And he knows of what he writes." (The New York Times)

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...can take an honorable place beside A Passage to India. -- The Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140862607
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Classic Series
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Pages:
2
Product dimensions:
4.44(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

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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