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"The Siege of Krishnapur"

♥ Book Title : The Siege of Krishnapur
♣ Name Author : James Gordon Farrell
∞ Launching : 2012
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307957849
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307957845
⊕ Number Pages : Total 728 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Two stunning, Booker Prize-winning historical novels that vividly chronicle the crumbling edges of the British Empire in India and Ireland--in one Contemporary Classics hardcover. Inspired by historical events, The Siege of Krishnapur is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of moral and military superiority and their rigid class barriers under fire—literally and figuratively. The hero of Troubles, having survived the battles of World War I, makes his way to Ireland in 1919, in search of his once-wealthy fiancée. What he finds is her family's enormous seaside hotel in a spectacular state of decline, overgrown and overrun by herds of cats and pigs and the few remaining guests. From this strange perch, moving from room to room as the hotel falls down around him, he witnesses the distant tottering of the Empire in the East and the rise of the violent "Troubles" in Ireland."Article| James Gordon Farrell| Statement ..."

"The Siege of Krishnapur"

♥ Book Title : The Siege of Krishnapur
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2010-06-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590173732
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590173732
⊕ Number Pages : Total 376 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"The Siege Of Krishnapur"

♥ Book Title : The Siege Of Krishnapur
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2009-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780297858034
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0297858033
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"The Empire Trilogy"

♥ Book Title : The Empire Trilogy
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2010-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590174760
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590174763
⊕ Number Pages : Total 1430 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Empire Trilogy--consisting of the Lost Booker Prize-winning Troubles, the Booker Prize-winning The Siege of Krishnapur,and The Singapore Grip--is Farrell's re-examination of the legacy, and limits, of British imperial rule. The three volumes, connected by theme rather than character, and above all by their shared wit, brio, and daring, range in setting from the India of the Great Mutiny of 1857, to Ireland immediately after the Great War, to the besieged Singapore of World War II. Together the books constitute not only a spectacular entertainment but also an ambitious refashioning of the traditional historical novel to meet the tragic realities of the modern world. · The Siege of Krishnapur - 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. · Troubles - 1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a spectacular decline. The hotel's hundreds of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few remaining guests thrive on rumors and games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the upper stories; bamboo shoots threaten the foundations; and piglets frolic in the squash court. Meanwhile, the Major is captivated by the beautiful and bitter Sarah Devlin. As housekeeping disasters force him from room to room, outside the order of the British Empire also totters: there is unrest in the East, and in Ireland itself the mounting violence of "the troubles." · The Singapore Grip - Singapore, 1939: life on the eve of World War II just isn't what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and most powerful firm. No matter how forcefully the police break one strike, the natives go on strike somewhere else. His daughter keeps entangling herself with the most unsuitable beaus, while her intended match, the son of Blackett's partner, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of Nations and a vegetarian. Business may be booming--what with the war in Europe, the Allies are desperate for rubber and helpless to resist Blackett's price-fixing and market manipulation--but something is wrong. No one suspects that the world of the British Empire, of fixed boundaries between classes and nations, is about to come to a terrible end."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"The Singapore Grip"

♥ Book Title : The Singapore Grip
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2010-12-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780297866190
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0297866192
⊕ Number Pages : Total 704 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author. Soon to be adapted for an ITV television series by the Oscar-winning playwright behind Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton. Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family's prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss: This is the eve of the Fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides. Not only the Blacketts, their friends and enemies, but many individuals are caught up in the events. Singapore at this historical watershed has never been so faithfully and passionately recreated."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"Troubles"

♥ Book Title : Troubles
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2010-07-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590174180
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590174186
⊕ Number Pages : Total 480 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize 1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a spectacular decline. The hotel's hundreds of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few remaining guests thrive on rumors and games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the upper stories; bamboo shoots threaten the foundations; and piglets frolic in the squash court. Meanwhile, the Major is captivated by the beautiful and bitter Sarah Devlin. As housekeeping disasters force him from room to room, outside the order of the British Empire also totters: there is unrest in the East, and in Ireland itself the mounting violence of "the troubles." Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking work by a modern master of the historical novel."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"Brodie's Notes on J.G. Farrell's"

♥ Book Title : Brodie's Notes on J.G. Farrell's
♣ Name Author : David Farrar
∞ Launching : 1981-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : UVA:X001728969
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 76 sheet
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"The Siege of Krishnapur"

♥ Book Title : The Siege of Krishnapur
♣ Name Author : J. G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 1985
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:248450676
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 314 sheet
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"The Hill Station"

♥ Book Title : The Hill Station
♣ Name Author : J.G. Farrell
∞ Launching : 2010-12-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780297866206
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0297866206
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author To the cool of the Simla hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young niece. For Emily, romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester, there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rainclouds are not the only storms on the horizon. The Hill Station is the novel on which J.G. Farrell was working at the time of his tragically early accidental death. It demonstrates powerfully what a great loss to world literature this was."Article| J.G. Farrell| Statement ..."

"The Hill Station and an Indian Diary"

♥ Book Title : The Hill Station and an Indian Diary
♣ Name Author : James Gordon Farrell
∞ Launching : 1993
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1857990862
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781857990867
⊕ Number Pages : Total 254 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author To the cool of the Simla hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young niece. For Emily, romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester, there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rainclouds are not the only storms on the horizon. The Hill Station is the novel on which J.G. Farrell was working at the time of his tragically early accidental death. It demonstrates powerfully what a great loss to world literature this was."Article| James Gordon Farrell| Statement ..."

"Staying On"

♥ Book Title : Staying On
♣ Name Author : Paul Scott
∞ Launching : 2013-02-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780226068176
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 022606817X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage. Staying On won the Booker Prize in 1977 and was made into a motion picture starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979. "Staying On far transcends the events of its central action. . . . [The work] should help win for Scott . . . the reputation he deserves—as one of the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."—Robert Towers, Newsweek "Scott's vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching in the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy."—Jean G. Zorn, New York Times Book Review "A graceful comic coda to the earlier song of India. . . . No one writing knows or can evoke an Anglo-Indian setting better than Scott."—Paul Gray, Time "Staying On provides a sort of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. . . . He has, as it were, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. . . . It is the story of the living death, in retirement, and the final end of a walk-on character from the quartet. . . . Scott has completed the task of covering in the form of a fictional narrative the events leading up to India's partition and the achievement of independence in 1947. It is, on any showing, a creditable achievement."—Malcolm Muggeridge, New York Times Book Review"Article| Paul Scott| Statement ..."

"The Elected Member"

♥ Book Title : The Elected Member
♣ Name Author : Bernice Rubens
∞ Launching : 1969
◊ Info ISBN Link : UCAL:$B792347
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
♮ News id : 2FIvAQAAIAAJ

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