By George Orwell
"The maximum author of the 20th century." — Observer
Based on his adventure as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel offers a devastating photo of British colonial rule. It describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society the place, 'after all, natives have been natives – fascinating, without doubt, yet ultimately . . . an inferior people'.
When Flory, a white trees service provider, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The physician is at risk: U Po Kyin, a corrupt Justice of the Peace, is plotting his downfall. the single factor which can retailer him is club of the all-white membership, and Flory might help. Flory's existence is modified additional by way of the arriving of gorgeous Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who bargains an get away from loneliness and the 'lie' of colonial lifestyles.
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