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Heat And Dust

Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer.
Heat and Dust.
New York, NY : Counterpoint, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 9781619028227 1619028220
OCLC Number: 947057368
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 191.
Responsibility: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

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A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize 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.

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