Burmese Days paints a very grim picture of life in the "Early Century Orwell "20th century Orwell dislikes his fellow British compatriots they are shown to be lazy corrupt racist and immoral However his opinion of the
is not much better leading to suppose that his time with the Indian Imperial Police must have been very miserableThis is very much a book with no heroes each character is flawed The main protagonist is Flory a timber merchant He lives a fairly peaceful if dissolute life but when a young English woman appears in the town he hopes to encourage her into marriage He casts aside his Burmese mistress without a thoug. George Orwell was a novelist nlike any other fiercely devoted to presenting the truth as he saw it The three novels in this collection date from the s before his political satires Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four made him world famous Compelling works in their own right they are. Ht an action that will come back to haunt him Elizabeth s guardians have Flory in mind as a suitor butBURMESE IS NOT MUCH BETTER LEADING
he in turn is painfully cast aside when the aristocratic Verrell arrivesThroughout the book Orwellin turn is painfully cast aside when the aristocratic Verrell arrivesThroughout the book Orwell the lack of respect shown to the native people Much of the language Present Pasts used in the dialogue is to the modern reader shocking butnderstandable However
I was much less comfortable with his general descriptions The butler at the club is described as having liuidwas much less comfortable with his general descriptions The butler at the club is described as having liuid irised eyes like those of a dog and a woman is described as simianThe narrative flows at a good pace and there are some episodes of real excitement Burmese Days offers. All studies of men at odds with their surroundings In Burmese Days the darkest of the three a frustrated "Expatriate Finds Himself Trapped Between The Decadence Of His Own "finds himself trapped between the decadence of his own and the corruption of the natives they claim to rule Coming Up for Airdramatizes the frustration of every ,
read Burmese Days, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Coming Up for Air,
A vivid and nsentimental picture of a lost era A book "written by one of the finest authors of anytime What s "by one of the finest authors of anytime What s no to love about a snapshot of Burma in the last days of British Rule Exuisitely written Orwell invokes the spell of the orient well he has put his personal experiences in Burma s to good se An excellent author giving value for money The main characters of the saga are beautifully drawn It captured my attention to the very last page Orwell is one of my favourite authors was always ahead of his time as this book reveals Read 1984 for example This book relates to his time as a policeman in Burma how the experience changed. Ittle man in his hopeless struggle against bourgeois respectability Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a sort of comedy in which minor poet Gordon Comstock engages briefly with romantic dreams before realizing that salvation is to be found not in escape from his life but engagement with it.