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The Jewel In The Crown Paul Scott

The Jewel In The Crown By Paul Scott

The Jewel In The Crown by Paul Scott


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Summary

World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, an English girl, is raped. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her Indian lover echo the violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations.

The Jewel In The Crown Summary

The Jewel In The Crown by Paul Scott

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NOW A BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA DRAMATISATION STARRING ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN AND PRASANNA PUWANARAJAH
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BOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTET

India 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations.

The rift that will eventually prise India - the jewel in the Imperial Crown - from colonial rule is beginning to gape wide.
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'A major work, a glittering combination of brilliant craftsmanship, psychological perception and objective reporting... Rarely have the sounds and smells and total atmosphere been so evocatively suggested' - New York Times

'Absorbing and brilliant... A triumph' - Evening Standard

'One of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction... A mighty literary experience' - The Times

'Quite simply, monumental' - Washington Post

The Jewel In The Crown Reviews

A major work, a glittering combination of brilliant craftsmanship, psychological perception and objective reporting... Rarely have the sounds and smells and total atmosphere been so evocatively suggested * New York Times *
Absorbing and brilliant... A triumph * Evening Standard *
One of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction... A mighty literary experience * The Times *
Quite simply, monumental * Washington Post *

About Paul Scott

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.

Additional information

GOR001320551
9780099439967
0099439964
The Jewel In The Crown by Paul Scott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
1996-01-29
528
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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