The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy

Overview

A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.
Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his ...

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Overview

A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.
Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393309430
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 962,853
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

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    Posted May 10, 2002

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    Makes you feel you are there! Very well written, brilliant mastery of language. Recommended for any armchair adventurer

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