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Publisher Comments:

Brilliant and impassioned, The Glass Palace is a masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh, the gifted novelist Peter Matthiessen has called an exceptional writer. This superb story of love and war beginswith the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate.

The GlassPalace tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal familyout of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.

Synopsis:

Unable to forget the girl he befriended during the British invasion of 1885 when soldiers forced the royal family of Burma into exile, Rajkumar is lifted on the tides of political and social chaos to create an empire in the Burmese teak forests. By the author of In an Antique Land. 40,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

"Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." — Jacket.

About the Author

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi and Egypt and at Oxford and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels, Ghosh has also written for Granta, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Observer. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375506871
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Ghosh, Amitav
Author:
Amitav, Ghosh
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fiction-Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Burma
Subject:
Mandalay
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
474

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 474 pages Random House - English 9780375506871 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unable to forget the girl he befriended during the British invasion of 1885 when soldiers forced the royal family of Burma into exile, Rajkumar is lifted on the tides of political and social chaos to create an empire in the Burmese teak forests. By the author of In an Antique Land. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , "Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." — Jacket.
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