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George Orwell’s Burmese Days 1975 – Penguin


Title: Burmese Days
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1975
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

George Orwell’s writings are always a classy and welcome addition to any bookshelf. Burmese Days is a picture of one of the backwaters of the British Empire as Orwell experienced it as a Police Officer. The grossness and hypocrisy of the British and the whining corruption of the natives are here anatomized in a story of one man’s doomed attempt to escape from the pettiness of life in an up-country Burmese town. “Envy is a horrible thing. It is unlike all other kinds of suffering in that there is no disguising it, no elevating it into tragedy. It is more than merely painful, it is disgusting.”