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Burmese Days

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Imagine crossing E.M. Forster with Jane Austen. Stir in a bit of socialist doctrine, a sprig of satire, strong Indian curry, and a couple quarts of good English gin and you get something close to the flavor of George Orwell's intensely readable and deftly … see full wiki

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review by . August 29, 2010
Most lovers of English literature will be aware of George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" but, sadly, few book lovers will have even heard of, let alone read, his scathing indictment of colonial British government rule in east Asia, "Burmese Days". As Orwell's parents and family were posted to Burma and were obviously participants in, if not supporters of this colonial imperialism, it is difficult to imagine how much putting such criticism and biting satire …
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
Most lovers of English literature will be aware of George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" but, sadly, few book lovers will have even heard of, let alone read, his scathing indictment of colonial British government rule in east Asia, "Burmese Days". Dark and bleak but a rewarding classic read for those that enjoy novels with significant social commentary.
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