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The Raj Quartet - Vol 2 Hardcover – 7 June 2007

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Not many of E. M Forster's readers could have imagined then that his book's theme -- relations between Europeans and non-Europeans -- would soon become an acute human and literary concern. The topic has recurred often enough in fiction since then, but never, to my knowledge, has it been treated as brilliantly as it is in Paul Scott's novel, The Jewel in the CrownThe New Yorker

Through the Layton family the changing spirit of the raj may be judged....From a work like this, all who care about fiction can take heart. ― The Times

A monument eloquently expressive of affection and grief ― Times Literary Supplement

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Paul Scott was born in London in 1920. He served in the army from 1940 to 1946, mainly in India and Malaya. He is the author of thirteen distinguished novels including his famous The Raj Quartet. In 1977, Staying On won the Booker Prize. Paul Scott died in 1978.

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  • Publisher : Everyman (7 June 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 1032 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1857152980
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1857152982
  • Item Weight : 234 g
  • Dimensions : 11.3 x 1.9 x 16.5 cm
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