In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight ...Read MoreIn the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life.Read Less
Good. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; Paperback in Good Condition. Cover is clean and unmarked, lightly worn, rubbed down the hinge, pages toned, clean and unmarked. Tight glued binding. Mutiny in India, as the British community retreats into the Residency to fight for its life as the European civilization confronts the world it thinks it rules. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1973. 345 pages. 4.25 x 7 inches. Penguin Books, Great Britian, 1973.
Very Good with no dust jacket. 11 x 18 cm.; pg. 346; "In the Spring of 1857, life for the British at Kri shnapur, conscious of the benefits civilization has brought to India, confident of the March of Progress embodied in the Great Exhibition, is orderly and genteel. Only Mr. Hopkins, the Collector, senses danger. Then the mutiy, violent and bloody, comes to Krishnapur..." ISBN: 0140039678.
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