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The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy

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Publisher Comments:

Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward.

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"[R]eminiscent of an older master of black humor, Evelyn Waugh." New York Review of Books

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"Set in the Malay States during the twilight of colonial rule, the book becomes something more and something rare — an international novel that is a true novel...one of the most revealing narratives about the East and the West since A Passage to India." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.

About the Author

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

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ISBN:
9780393309430
Author:
Burgess, Anthony
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
BURGESS, ANTHONY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Historical - General
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British and irish
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British
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Historical fiction, English
Subject:
Historical fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
19930231
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 1.3 in 0.945 lb

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Product details 512 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393309430 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[R]eminiscent of an older master of black humor, Evelyn Waugh."
"Review" by , "Set in the Malay States during the twilight of colonial rule, the book becomes something more and something rare — an international novel that is a true novel...one of the most revealing narratives about the East and the West since A Passage to India."
"Synopsis" by , A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.
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