RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34732457 LA English T1 The siege of Krishnapur A1 Farrell, J. G., PB Phoenix PP London YR 1993 SN 1857990811 9781857990812 1857994914 9781857994919 AB "Farrell introduces us gradually to a large cast of characters as he paints a vivid portrait of the Victorians' daily routines that are accompanied by heat, boredom, class-consciousness and the pursuit of genteel pastimes intended for cooler climates. Even the siege begins slowly, with disquieting news of massacres in cities far away. When Krishnapur itself is finally attacked, the Europeans withdraw inside the grounds of the Residency where very soon conditions begin to deteriorate: food and water run out, disease is rampant, people begin to go a little mad. Soon the very proper British are reduced to eating insects and consorting across class lines. Farrell's descriptions of life inside the Residency are simultaneously horrifying and blackly humorous." -- Provided by publisher.