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Malayan Trilogy : Vintage Classics - Anthony Burgess

Malayan Trilogy

Vintage Classics


Published: 12th February 1996
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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.

"A sad, hilarious book about the underlife of the expatriate East" Independent on Sunday "Essentially and splendidly comic" The Scotsman "Magnificent black comedies about human nature: about vainglory, obliviousness, delusion, and the undertow of despair" The Boston Globe

ISBN: 9780749395926
ISBN-10: 0749395923
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 12th February 1996
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1