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Division of the Spoils : Phoenix Fiction - Paul Scott

Division of the Spoils

Phoenix Fiction

Paperback

Published: 22nd May 1998
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After exploiting India's divisions for years, the British depart in such haste that no one is prepared for the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1947. The twilight of the raj turns bloody. Against the backdrop of the violent partition of India and Pakistan, A Division of the Spoils illuminates one last bittersweet romance, revealing the divided loyalties of the British as they flee, retreat from, or cling to India.

"Paul Scott's vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver crosshatching I the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy."--Jean G. Zorn "New York Times Book Review " "What has always astonished me about "The Raj Quartet "is its sense of sophisticated and total control of its gigantic scenario and highly varied characters. The four volumes constitute perfectly interlocking movement of a grand overall design. The politics are handled with an expertise that intrigues and never bores, and are always seen in terms of individuals."--Peter Green "New Republic " Paul Scott s vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver crosshatching I the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy. --Jean G. Zorn "New York Times Book Review "" What has always astonished me about "The Raj Quartet "is its sense of sophisticated and total control of its gigantic scenario and highly varied characters. The four volumes constitute perfectly interlocking movement of a grand overall design. The politics are handled with an expertise that intrigues and never bores, and are always seen in terms of individuals. --Peter Green "New Republic ""

ISBN: 9780226743448
ISBN-10: 0226743446
Series: Phoenix Fiction
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 598
Published: 22nd May 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Type: New edition