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Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1976, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Set in India, HEAT AND DUST is the story of Olivia, a beautiful, spoiled, bored English colonial wife in the 1920s who is drawn inexorably into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in plots and intrigues. Olivia outrages the tiny, suffocating town where her husband is a civil servant by eloping with the captivating Nawab. It is also the story of Olivia's step-granddaughter who, fifty years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-
Heat and dust.
New York : Harper & Row, 1976, ©1975
(OCoLC)569295551
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0060121971 9780060121976
OCLC Number: 1857862
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 1975.
Description: 181 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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Set in India, HEAT AND DUST is the story of Olivia, a beautiful, spoiled, bored English colonial wife in the 1920s who is drawn inexorably into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in plots and intrigues. Olivia outrages the tiny, suffocating town where her husband is a civil servant by eloping with the captivating Nawab. It is also the story of Olivia's step-granddaughter who, fifty years later, is drawn to India by her fascination with the letters left behind by the now dead older woman, and by her obsession with solving the enigma of Olivia's scandal. A penetrating and compassionate love story, this brilliant novel immerses the reader in the heat, dust, and squalor of India, while providing a compelling mixture of the spiritual and the sensual.

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