The Siege of Krishnapur, Troubles (Hardcover)

By J. G. Farrell, John Sutherland (Introduction by)
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Two stunning, Booker Prize-winning historical novels that vividly chronicle the crumbling edges of the British Empire in India and Ireland--in one Contemporary Classics hardcover.
Inspired by historical events, "The Siege of Krishnapur "is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of moral and military superiority and their rigid class barriers under fire--literally and figuratively. The hero of "Troubles, "having survived the battles of World War I, makes his way to Ireland in 1919, in search of his once-wealthy fiancEe. What he finds is her family's enormous seaside hotel in a spectacular state of decline, overgrown and overrun by herds of cats and pigs and the few remaining guests. From this strange perch, moving from room to room as the hotel falls down around him, he witnesses the distant tottering of the Empire in the East and the rise of the violent "Troubles" in Ireland.

About the Author

John Sutherland was born in Greenock in 1953, came to Glenrothes for work in 1972, had a good number of general labouring jobs before going to work offshore in 1987.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307957849
ISBN-10: 0307957845
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: March 6th, 2012
Pages: 728
Language: English