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This is an auction for THE SIEGE OF KRISHNAPUR by J G Farrell.

Winner of the Booker Prize in 1973.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slip case.

From Wikipedia:

"The Siege of Krishnapur is a novel by J G Farrell, first published in 1973. Inspired by events such as the sieges of Cawnpore and Lucknow, it details the siege of a fictional Indian town, Krishnapur, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, from the perspective of the British residents. The main characters find themselves subject to the increasing strictures and deprivation of the siege, which reverses the 'normal' structure of life where Europeans govern Asian subjects. The book portrays an India under the control of the East India Company, as was the case in 1857. The absurdity of the class system in a town no one can leave becomes a source of comic invention, though the text is serious in intent and tone. The novel gained positive reviews from a variety of sources, and won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1973. In 2008 the book was shortlisted along with five other former winners for The Best of the Booker. The story tells of a besieged British garrison which holds out for four months against an army of native sepoys. Among the community are the Collector, who is an extremely Victorian believer in progress who can often be found daydreaming of the Great Exhibition; Dr Dunstaple and Dr McNab, who row over the best way to treat cholera; Fleury, a poetical young man from England who learns to become a soldier; and Lucy a 'fallen' woman rescued from a bungalow..."

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Folio Society hardback 2007.

329 pages.

Illustrated throughout.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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