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Burmese Days
Burmese Days | George Orwell
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior people with black faces'. Against the prevailing orthodoxy, Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Dr Veraswami, a black enthusiast for Empire. The doctor needs help. U Po Kyin, Sub- divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is European patronage: membership of the hitherto all-white Club. While Flory prevaricates, beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen arrives in Upper Burma from Paris. At last, after years of 'solitary hell', romance and marriage appear to offer Flory an escape from the 'lie' of the 'pukka sahib pose'.
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Creadnorthey
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This is Pride & Prejudice gone bad- but most definitely not a bad book. Definitely some prep for 1984, a love affair always going wrong, wrapped up in oppression, repression and entitled racism; and that‘s not even the half of it.

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LouiseWalters
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Beautiful

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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
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Story focuses on a group of British imperialists in Burma in the 1920s. An astonishing cavalcade of despicable characters, each more vile and loathsome than the last. Orwell spent five years in Burma in the military police, and this was the first novel he wrote. You can feel him seething with indignation as he writes, and you seethe along with him. Savagely well written.

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enidkeaner
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Yes, this was just a tad unsubtle but a white guy, in the 1930s, who understood imperialism was harmful and actively wrote against it? I‘m in love.

#192019 - #1934

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Currey
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#Myanmar #burma #readaroundtheworld Finally finished the first novel by Orwell which already shows his hatred for imperialism and racism. It is full of clear, precise descriptions of Burma in the days of the British Raj and is populated by loathsome characters of every ethnicity, although the British top the pile. One is only mildly hoping for the least loathsome of the colonial white degenerates to triumph. I continue to read more about Burma.

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everlocalwest
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A severely #underratedread and my favorite ending to any book ever...which probably says a lot about me, unfortunately. #riotgrams

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Vikz
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#aprilbookshowers #setinsoutheastasia Have you read any? 😊

Ole Singapore Grip is an my TBR. Have read the two first if The Empire Trilogy. 3y
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Kathrin
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The novel gives one a good feel for the time of the place and it's nicely interwoven with the plot. So much drama!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kathrin
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Pooches don't care if it's the weekend or a week day... They want breakfast to be served at 6am sharp... Oh well... Who needs sleep anyways?? 😴

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