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The Day Of The Scorpion

Paul Scott


9780099478829

Arrow


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


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542 pages

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The second title in Paul Scott's masterpiece, The Raj Quartet The arrest by British police of ex-Chief Minister Mohammed Ali Kasim, who is known to sympathise with the Quite India movement, signifies a further deterioration in Anglo-Indian relations. For families such as the Laytons, who have lived and served in India for generations, the immediate social and political realities are both disturbing and tragic. With growing confusion and bewilderment, the British are forced to confront the violent and often brutal years that lie ahead of them. 'I can't think of anything worth knowing about the Raj in India that Scott hasn't told me- His contribution to literature is permanent' - New York Times An achievement of unusual dimensions and power' - Observer Beautifully constructed- An even richer tapestry of Indian and British character than its predecessor' - Sunday Times Author Bio- - 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.

By:   Paul Scott
Imprint:   Arrow
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   373g
ISBN:   9780099478829
ISBN 10:   009947882X
Pages:   542
Publication Date:   July 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.


An achievement of unusual dimensions and power Observer I can't think of anything worth knowing about the Raj in India that Scott hasn't told me... His contribution to literature is permanent New York Times Beautifully constructed... An even richer tapestry of Indian and British character than its predecessor Sunday Times

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