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Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Counterpoint pbk. edView 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
Additional Physical Format: Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013.
Heat and dust.
London : J. Murray, ©1975
(DLC) 76353938
(OCoLC)1930059
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 1582430152 9781582430157
OCLC Number: 40862127
Notes: Originally published by Murray; London, in 1975.
Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
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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 aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.--fantasticfiction.co.uk.

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