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Burmese days : a novel

Autore: George Orwell
Editore: New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1950, ©1934]
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : [New ed.]Vedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Burmese days.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1950, ©1934]
(OCoLC)571079172
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: George Orwell
Numero OCLC: 1023416
Descrizione: 287 pages ; 21 cm
Responsabilità: 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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