Satiric trilogy about the last days of English Colonialism in Malaya in 1950s.
Anthony Burgess was an officer in the Colonial Service.In The Malayan Trilogy - Time for a Tiger, The Enemy in the Blanket and Beds in the East – he satirises the dog days of colonialism. Victor Crabbe is a well meaning, ineffectual English man in the tropics, keen to teach the Malays what the West can do for them. Through Crabbe’s rise and fall and a series of wonderfully colourful characters, Burgess lays bare racial and social prejudices of post-war Malaya during the upheaval of Independence.
About the Author
Born in Manchester in 1917, Anthony Burgess was educated at Manchester University, of which he held a doctorate. He served in the army from 1940 to 1956. His output comprises over fifty books. Anthony Burgess died in 1993.
Burgess's trilogy dissects the racial and social prejudices of post-war Malaya during the chaotic upheaval of independence.Through a succession of colourful characters he delineates the conflict and confusion arising from the enforced mingling of cultures. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 12th February 1996
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.44