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The Raj Quartet

The Jewel in the Crown - The Day of the Scorpion

The Raj Quartet( )
Author: Scott, Paul
Introduction by: Spurling, Hilary
Series title:Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-307-26396-4
Publication Date:Jul 2007
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Everyman's Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The Raj Quartet, Paul Scott's epic study of British India in its final years, has no equal. Tolstoyan in scope and  Proustian in detail  but completely individual in effect, it records the encounter between East and West through the experiences of a dozen people caught up in the upheavals of the Second World War and the growing campaign for Indian independence from Britain.

 

The first novel, The Jewel in the Crown, describes the...
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Book Details
Pages:1032
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8.3 x 1.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.96 Pounds
Author Biography
Scott, Paul (Author)
Author Paul Scott was born in England on March 25, 1920. At the age of 16, he left the Winchmore Hill Collegiate School because of financial difficulties and started a career as an accountant. In 1940, he joined the army and was sent to India. After World War II, he worked as an accountant for two small publishing houses and then as a literary agent. In 1952, he published his first novel Johnny Sahib and in 1960, he decided to become a full-time author. He is best-known for his series the Raj Quartet and his novel Staying On won the 1977 Booker Prize. He also wrote reviews and was a visiting professor at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He died on March 1, 1978.

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