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Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: London : J. Murray, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0719534011 9780719534010
OCLC Number: 1930059
Awards: Man Booker Prize.
Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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'Heat and Dust' won the 1975 Booker Prize for Fiction. The story spans the past and the present, via the diary of an English girl who goes to India to reconstruct the story of Olivia, her  Read more...

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