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Burmese Days [linked table of contents] George Orwell

Burmese Days [linked table of contents]

George Orwell

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NOTE: This edition has been specially formatted with a linked table of contents and linked footnotes for an easy and pleasant reading experience on your kindle.Burmese Days is a novel by British writer George Orwell. It was first published in the USAMoreNOTE: This edition has been specially formatted with a linked table of contents and linked footnotes for an easy and pleasant reading experience on your kindle.Burmese Days is a novel by British writer George Orwell. It was first published in the USA in 1934. It is a tale from the time of the waning days of British colonialism , when Burma was ruled as part of the Indian empire - a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj. At its centre is John Flory, the lone and lacking individual trapped within a bigger system that is undermining the better side of human nature. Orwells first novel, it describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally...an inferior people.Because of concerns that the novel might be potentially libellous, Katha described too realistically, and that some of the characters might be based on real people, it was first published further afield, in the United States. A British edition, with altered names, appeared a year later. When it was published in the 1930s Orwells harsh portrayal of colonial society was felt by some old Burma hands to have rather let the side down. Orwell replied: I dare say its unfair in some ways and inaccurate in some details, but much of it is simply reporting what I have seen.