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Two stunning, Booker Prize-winning historical novels that vividly chronicle the crumbling edges of the British Empire in India and Ireland--in one Contemporary Classics hardcover.

Inspired by historical events, The Siege of Krishnapur is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of
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Hardcover, 728 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Everyman's Library
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cartercam
These books. Took me forever to read them because of the length and fact I had to request the volume from a partner library. BUT! It was worth it!
Siege of Krishnapur:
The images left by this story are pretty unforgettable. It has been a while now since I finished it, and the scenes of extremes that happen under the siege have stayed with me. Everything is just so well described! I can picture so clearly even months later the dining room serving as the women's dorm, the "hospital" of dysentery pat
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Spiros
Mar 24, 2015 Spiros rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: pukka sahibs and memsahibs
Two epics, depicting the decline of the British Empire, written by a gifted Anglo-Irish author. There are similarities in tone, if not in scope: both feature Englishmen at bay, fervidly struggling to impose order and civilization on the benighted natives (savages) of their respective possessions. The Siege of Krishnapur is grander in scale, with the action taking place in a East India Company cantonment, whereas the action of The Troubles is largely confined to a dilapidated luxury hotel in Irel ...more
Simon Garnett
Never really gets going.
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James Gordon Farrell (25 January 1935 – 11 August 1979), known as J.G. Farrell, was a Liverpool-born novelist of Irish descent. Farrell gained prominence for his historical fiction, most notably his Empire Trilogy (Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapur and The Singapore Grip), dealing with the political and human consequences of British colonial rule. The Siege of Krishnapur won the 1973 Booker Prize. ...more
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