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George Orwell

Burmese Days

Burmese Days is the first novel by English writer George Orwell, published in 1934. Set in British Burma during the waning days of empire, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as part of British India, the novel serves as “a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj.” At the centre of the novel is John Flory, “the lone and lacking individual trapped within a bigger system that is undermining the better side of human nature.” The novel describes “both indigenous corruption and imperial bigotry” in a society where, “after all, natives were natives—interesting, no doubt, but finally… an inferior people.”
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    ldformailshared an impression6 years ago

    Very thrilling novel of famous classik english writer. You realy dive in to the atmosphere of english colony in Birma (India). Must read for all serious readers.


    Aselle Yevdokimova-Sugurbayevahas quoted2 years ago
    My friend, you do not think that. If truly you disapproved of the British Empire, you would not be talking of it privately here. You would be proclaiming it from the housetops.
    Aselle Yevdokimova-Sugurbayevahas quoted2 years ago
    too terrible to have to walk about in this sun every day.’
    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted2 years ago
    Ma Kin bent her head over her sewing. She was a simple, old-fashioned woman, who had learned even less of European habits than U Po Kyin. She could not sit on a chair without discomfort.

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