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Burma sahib : a novel / Paul Theroux.

Theroux, Paul, (author.).

"At age nineteen, young Eton graduate Eric Blair set sail for India, dreading the assignment ahead. Along with several other young conscripts, he would be trained for three years as a servant of the British Empire, overseeing the local policemen in Burma. Navigating the social, racial, and class politics of his fellow British at the same time as he learned the local languages and struggled to control his men would prove difficult enough. But doing all of this while grappling with his own self-worth, his sense that he was not cut out for this, is soon overwhelming for the young Blair. Eventually, his clashes with his superiors, and the drama that unfolds in this hot, beautiful land, will change him forever"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063297548
  • ISBN: 006329754X
  • Physical Description: 390 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, [2024]
Subject: Orwell, George, 1903-1950 > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Police > Burma > Fiction.
Social classes > Burma > Fiction.
Racism > Burma > Fiction.
British > Burma > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Bildungsromans > Fiction.
Burma > History > 1824-1948 > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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  • 3 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Martin Library Adults THE Fiction (Text) 33454005988423 Atrium On Holds Shelf -
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults THE Fiction (Text) 34262000922043 Main Room New Checked Out 03/07/2024

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