Burmese Days
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By George Orwell

fiction | 354 pages | Published in 2023

A new edition of Orwell's debut novel, introduced and annotated by his biographer, D. J. Taylor First published in 1934, and a bitter souvenir of Orwell's time as a servant of the British Raj, Burmese Days follows the slow decline of John Flory, as he tries to steer a path between the bores of the Kyauktada club, the machinations of the native magistrate U Po Kyin and his love for a visiting English girl, with tragic results. This new edition includes an introduction, extensive endnotes and an appendix containing original responses to the novel as well as letters and documents from the period in which it was written.

ISBN_13:9781472132994
ISBN_10:1472132998

Quotes

How can you ever stay stagnant, when there’s so much evil in the world that you could work to reduce?

George Orwell

Contemptuous in his goodfortune and civilisation.

George Orwell

For the rest nothing mattered beside one fact: the tyranny, the filth, the anonymous persecution that went on all around them.

George Orwell

He hated the heat and the sweat breaking out on the back of his shirt, the drowsy silence of the garden. Above all, he hated his own impotence.

George Orwell

Drink, work for one’s health as they called it, was an object of loathing to him.

George Orwell

There is only one hour in the day when a white man can get on without the risk of meeting a native, and that hour is sacred to tennis.

George Orwell

The real corruption of India lay not in their poverty, but in their climate.

George Orwell

It was not even pretended that Bridge, at twentyone luncheons a week, was necessary in order to earn one's living.

George Orwell

It is the time, it is the democratic era! The tyranny is done away with forever!

George Orwell

In that moment I felt suffocated by the atmosphere of lies and hypocrisy.

George Orwell