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The Birds of Paradise - a book by Scott, Paul

The Birds of Paradise

A Novel

The Birds of Paradise( )
Author: Scott, Paul
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

Paul Scott is most famous for his much-beloved tetralogy The Raj Quartet, an epic that chronicles the end of the British rule in India with a cast of vividly and memorably drawn characters. Inspired by Scott’s own time spent in India during World War II, this powerful novel provides valuable insight into how foreign lands changed the British who worked and fought in them, hated and loved them.   A coming of age tale, The Birds of...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.702 Pounds
Author Biography
Scott, Paul (Author)
Author Paul Scott was born in England on March 25, 1920. At the age of 16, he left the Winchmore Hill Collegiate School because of financial difficulties and started a career as an accountant. In 1940, he joined the army and was sent to India. After World War II, he worked as an accountant for two small publishing houses and then as a literary agent. In 1952, he published his first novel Johnny Sahib and in 1960, he decided to become a full-time author. He is best-known for his series the Raj Quartet and his novel Staying On won the 1977 Booker Prize. He also wrote reviews and was a visiting professor at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He died on March 1, 1978.


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