The Jewel In The Crown

Paperback | July 4, 2003

byPaul Scott

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The opening title of Paul Scott’s masterpiece, The Raj Quartet.

India 1942: WWII has shown that England is not invincible, and the self-rule lobby in India is growing. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred heaped upon her young Indian lover 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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The opening title of Paul Scott’s masterpiece, The Raj Quartet.India 1942: WWII has shown that England is not invincible, and the self-rule lobby in India is growing. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred heaped upon her young Indian lo...

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.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 4, 2003Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099439964

ISBN - 13:9780099439967

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautifully written but dull If you love a beautifully written book with amazingly descriptive passages - then this is the book for you. If you enjoy a good story it isn't. I am nearly 300 pages in and only two things of note have happened - but there doesn't seem to be any story to even those - they happen and then are not dealt with again. Unless that is still to come in the 350 odd pages I still have to get through before I can start a book that holds my attention.
Date published: 2015-03-06

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