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Paul Scott


Born
in Southgate, London, The United Kingdom
March 25, 1920

Died
March 01, 1978

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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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Average rating: 4.14 · 15,733 ratings · 1,172 reviews · 119 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Jewel in the Crown (The...

4.14 avg rating — 5,678 ratings — published 1966 — 12 editions
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Staying On

3.89 avg rating — 3,738 ratings — published 1977 — 38 editions
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The Day of the Scorpion (Th...

4.28 avg rating — 1,562 ratings — published 1968 — 38 editions
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The Towers of Silence (The ...

4.27 avg rating — 1,343 ratings — published 1971 — 40 editions
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A Division of the Spoils (T...

4.37 avg rating — 1,288 ratings — published 1975 — 33 editions
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The Raj Quartet

4.48 avg rating — 993 ratings — published 1976 — 14 editions
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The Raj Quartet 1: The Jewe...

4.37 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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The Raj Quartet 2: The Towe...

4.53 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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Six Days in Marapore

3.75 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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The Chinese Love Pavilion

3.41 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1960 — 14 editions
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The Jewel in the Crown The Day of the Scorpion The Towers of Silence A Division of the Spoils Staying On
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“English is not spare. But it is beautiful. It cannot be called truthful because its subtleties are infinite. It is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.”
Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown

“Rumours began with the whispered gossip of native servants and spread quickly to the rest of the population.”
Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown

“You seem to like everybody. It’s unnatural. It’s also unfortunate. You’re going to waste so much time before you’ve worked out who the people are it’s worth your while to know.”
Paul Scott, The Jewel in the Crown

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