The Siege of Krishnapur

by J G FARRELL | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1857994914 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookfrogsterwing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 11/26/2015
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbookfrogsterwing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 26, 2015
I really enjoyed this book but have been clearing out my bookshelves at home so it is time for it to find a new reader. The title pretty much says what it is about! Set in India during the 19th century.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookfrogsterwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/25/2016 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


And off it goes to the winner of the global sweeps. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, March 05, 2016
Thank you so much, bookfrogster! Looks like a great read.

Amazon Description:
Winner of the Booker Prize.

India, 1857—the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered one of the finest British novels of the last fifty years.

Farrell’s story is set in an isolated Victorian outpost on the subcontinent. Rumors of strife filter in from afar, and yet the members of the colonial community remain confident of their military and, above all, moral superiority. But when they find themselves under actual siege, the true character of their dominion—at once brutal, blundering, and wistful—is soon revealed.

The Siege of Krishnapur is a companion to Troubles, about the Easter 1916 rebellion in Ireland, and The Singapore Grip, which takes place just before World War II, as the sun begins to set upon the British Empire. Together these three novels offer an unequaled picture of the follies of empire.

Edit 4/15/17: I'm partway through this book and am enjoying it (I often read several books at once) :-) . Am offering it in bookstogive's General Literature VBB. As soon as it's requested, I'll finish it...if not before. :-)

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