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by 1stWorld Library,George Orwell

ISBN: 1595404309
ISBN13: 978-1595404305
Language: English
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (September 1, 2004)
Pages: 376
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

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Burmese Days', the novel of George Orwell. Index Library Novels Burmese Days English E-text.

Burmese Days', the novel of George Orwell. As You Like It. 1. U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, in Upper Burma, was sitting in his veranda. It was only half past eight, but the month was April, and there was a closeness in the air, a threat of the long, stifling midday hours. Occasional faint breaths of wind, seeming cool by contrast, stirred the newly drenched orchids that hung from the eaves.

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia.

George Orwell (whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair) was born in 1903 in India and then went to Eton when his family moved back to England

As You Like It with an Introduction by Emma Larkin and A Note on the Text by Peter. George Orwell (whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair) was born in 1903 in India and then went to Eton when his family moved back to England. From 1922 to 1927 he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, an experience that inspired his first novel, Burmese Days (1934). He lived in Paris before returning to England, and Down and Out in Paris and London was published in 1936.

1st World Publishing, Incorporated, 1 сент. Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at ww. stWorldLibrary. ORG - - U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, in Upper Burma, was sitting in his veranda.

Down and Out in Paris and London was Orwell's first published book and it was not until some years after he had left Burma that Burmese Days was ready for publication. Orwell's publisher was initially reluctant to publish Burmese Days as he was concerned that Katha had been described too realistically and that some of his characters might be based on real people, making the novel potentially libellous.

I personally enjoyed "Burmese Days" very much. Orwell spent some years in Burma as a British civil servant. He constructs a very interesting and compelling plot which underscores the problems of the British Raj at the time. Reminds me somewhat of the Somerset Maugham short stories set in the East which are very atmospheric. I was happy to read the "Aspidistra" novel and found it interesting but only slightly-the main character's irrational poses become very wearisome-perhaps Orwell was partially autobiographical here and was attempting to exorcise some demons.

Chapter 1. Occasional faint breaths of wind, seeming cool by contrast, stirred the newly drenched orchids that hung from the eaves

Hardcover, 376 pages. Published July 1st 2005 by 1st World Library (first published October 1st 1934).

Hardcover, 376 pages. 1421808307 (ISBN13: 9781421808307).

Burmese Days is a novel by English writer George Orwell. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1934. It is a tale from the waning days of British colonialism, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as a part of British India. Free pdf books from Bookyards, one of the world's first online libraries to offer ebooks to be downloaded for free.

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, in Upper Burma, was sitting in his veranda. It was only half past eight, but the month was April, and there was a closeness in the air, a threat of the long, stifling midday hours. Occasional faint breaths of wind, seeming cool by contrast, stirred the newly drenched orchids that hung from the eaves. Beyond the orchids one could see the dusty, curved trunk of a palm tree, and then the blazing ultramarine sky. Up in the zenith, so high that it dazzled one to look at them, a few vultures circled without the quiver of a wing. Unblinking, rather like a great porcelain idol, U Po Kyin gazed out into the fierce sunlight. He was a man of fifty, so fat that for years he had not risen from his chair without help, and yet shapely and even beautiful in his grossness; for the Burmese do not sag and bulge like white men, but grow fat symmetrically, like fruits swelling. His face was vast, yellow and quite unwrin-kled, and his eyes were tawny. His feet-squat, high-arched feet with the toes all the same length-were bare, and so was his cropped head, and he wore one of those vivid Arakanese longyis with green and magenta checks which the Burmese wear on informal occasions. He was chewing betel from a lacquered box on the table, and thinking about his past life.
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Gholbirdred
Anyone who has lived in a remote location in the developing world will recognize the atmosphere and the types of characters Orwell creates in Burmese Days. He paints a rich picture of life in colonial Burma, focused on the effects it has on the Europeans trying to adapt to strange and difficult circumstances. Walk through the graveyard in Penang (Malaysia), one of the oldest colonial graveyards extant, and read the grave stones. The brief description of the history of the cemetery near the entrance notes that more than half of the souls there interred passed away before their 30th birthday. It was not an easy life. Very very few lived into their sixties.

Some will take offense at the treatment of the native Burmese in Orwell's novel. But note that the protagonist's very sympathetic attitude toward them and appreciation of their culture is the source of some of his greatest difficulties with his colonial counterparts.

Immerse yourself in this novel to get a sense of what it might be like to make a choice that takes you far far away from everyday routines of the civilized world and, for better and for worse, experience an entirely different way of life.

Manarius
This Everyman's Edition is a handy compilation of three of Orwell's earlier novels. They probably have not been added very much to school course lists because I would think they have been unfairly over-shadowed by "Nineteen Eighty Four" and "Animal Farm". If you haven't read these-go ahead and do so. I personally enjoyed "Burmese Days" very much. Orwell spent some years in Burma as a British civil servant. He constructs a very interesting and compelling plot which underscores the problems of the British Raj at the time. Orwell's description of the persons, place and climate put you right there in the thick of it-this is a page turner all the way. Reminds me somewhat of the Somerset Maugham short stories set in the East which are very atmospheric. I was happy to read the "Aspidistra" novel and found it interesting but only slightly-the main character's irrational poses become very wearisome-perhaps Orwell was partially autobiographical here and was attempting to exorcise some demons. "Coming Up for Air" is much better-very humourous, stream of conscious narration by the main character as he goes through his life-crisis(as does England). The Everyman's series are also well made, very collectable volumes which you wish to keep in your permanent library-they are very low-priced for the quality offered.

MrDog
Having recently returned from Burma where a hundred little girls tried to sell me pirated paperbacks (from China?) of this book, I decided I should read it. My father headed the Security Printing Press there for the British Government so the visit was not without nostalgia. Burmese Days doesn't disappoint. A satire on a bygone era of the British Empire. If you like history and are interested in the social impacts of Imperialism you will enjoy it.

Fek
I consider this book similar in quality to W. Somerset Maugham's writings. Orwell's descriptive style takes your imagination to the British Raj in very colorful fashion and lets you spend a few months at a remote Burma colonial station so well that you can form strong and lasting images of the Orient. The book's is set post WWI in a sweltering jungle location, where the Brits live off of and step on the people of colonial Burma. Orwell's sympathies lie with the protagonist, an ex-pat Englishman, who spent 20 years in the "colonies" hiding from his homeland due to a facial birthmark that affects him like a monkey on his back. When a beautiful young British girl comes to town, you witness his tragic self destruction. A really good look at how bad colonialism is and was in the British Empire. It gives you an insight into Orwell's disdain for oppressive government more popularly shown in Animal Farm and 1984.

Daiktilar
Colonialism, Love, Hatred, Rejection, Friendship, Dispare, Poverty, Aristocracy, Loyalty, Courage, Rebellion, Politics, Treachery, Injustice, Burma—this is what the book is all about.

Burmese Days tells the truth about how in today's world truth doesn't always triumph but on the contrary, the cunning can change the false into truth.

This book will leave the reader with the feeling of loss and melancholy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Avarm
I discovered this book listening to a BBC podcast titled "Great Lives." Orwell was the subject of the podcast, and the moderator commented that, in his (the moderator's) opinion, Burmese Days was Orwell's best book.I had read 1984 and Animal Farm--indeed, who hasn't? Neither of those famous short novels is anything like Burmese, which contains no element of fantasy; rather, it's a novel of humans, human failings, emotions, and romance.

Romance, sort of. Perhaps the most telling feature of the book (for me) is the main character, Flory, being infatuated with Elizabeth. Flory is intelligent and thoughtful. He regrets his life serving English interests in Burma. He sees, roughly in the 1920's, the narrow intelligence and prejudices of his fellow Europeans; he finds imperialism elements of shameful exploitation. Flory is unfulfilled, guilt-ridden, and lonely. Elizabeth, the niece of a fellow worker, visits after her parents die, and Flory thinks he is in love with her.

His love would not be remarkable, but for Elizabeth being cut from the same cloth as the fellow workers Flory has no respect for--if she isn't worse. She thinks the Burmese are sub-human; she has no interest in culture or art. Flory would have nothing to do with her (in my opinion) if he weren't lonely and miserable in Burma. The people and concepts Elizabeth recoils from are people and concepts that Flory has a keen interest in; indeed, an affection for.

Burmese was a fast read to the end--not a happy end, although I found the end happier than it would have been had Flory's conscious wishes been gratified--life happily ever after with that miserable excuse for a human, Elizabeth. She wound up better off than she deserved; Flory, far worse off.

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