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- A Novel
- By: George Orwell
- Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
- Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Colonial politics in Kyauktada, India, in the 1920s, come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations but of lives. Amid this cynical setting, timber merchant James Flory, a Brit with a genuine appreciation for the native people and culture, stands as a bridge between the warring factions. But he has trouble acting on his feelings, and the significance of his vote, both social and political, weighs on him.
A Sad, Fierce and Ambitious Colonial Novel
- By Darwin8u on 11-08-12
Colonial History - Period Accents - Love Tragedy
I enjoyed the book as entertainment and history. The accents and tone used by the reader contextualized the power relationships among characters. The characters were well developed.