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Burmese days : a novel

Auteur : George Orwell
Éditeur : New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1950, ©1934]
Édition/format :   Print book : Fiction : Anglais : [New ed.]Voir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Fiction
History
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Burmese days.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1950, ©1934]
(OCoLC)571079172
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : George Orwell
Numéro OCLC : 1023416
Description : 287 pages ; 21 cm
Responsabilité : by George Orwell.

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Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. U Po Kyin, however, succeeds and is admitted to the club. Racism and classism undergird the actions of the major characters. Kyin plans to redeem his life and cleanse his sins by financing pagodas. He dies of apoplexy before he can even start on building the first pagoda and his wife envisages him returning to life as a frog or rat. --modified slightly from www.wikipedia.com.

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