In the foreword to the first edition Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote: 'In a sense, the story of Calcutta is the story of India ... It is the story of how and why Empire was created and what happened when Empire finished ... The imperial residue of Calcutta, a generation after Empire ended, is both a monstrous and a marvellous city. Journalism and television have given us a rough idea of the monstrosities but none at all of the marvels. I can only hope to define the first more clearly and to persuade anyone interested that the second is to be found there too'. Geoffrey Moorhouse succeeds triumphantly in his aims. First published in 1971 this title has stood the test of time. Remarkably it was the first full-length study of Calcutta, seat of the British Raj, since 1918. 'The book is organized out of a profound understanding of the true issues and is brilliantly executed.' Paul Scott, Guardian
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Geoffrey Moorhouse has been described as "one of the best writers of our time" (Byron Rogers, The Times), "a brilliant historian" (Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph) and "a writer whose gifts are beyond" category" (Jan Morris, Independent on Sunday). His numerous books -- travel narratives, histories, novels and sporting prints -- have won prizes and been translated into several languages: To the Frontier won the Thomas Cook Award for the best travel book of its year. In 1982 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 2006 he became Hon DLitt of the University of Warwick. He has recently concentrated on Tudor history, notably with The Pilgrimage of Grace and, in 2005, Great Harry's Navy, which has just been followed by The Last Office: 1539 and the Dissolution of a Monastery. Born in Lancashire, he has lived in a hill village in North Yorkshire for many years.
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Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Condizione libro: Fair. Acceptable condition. Very Good dust jacket. Former Library book. Codice libro della libreria N17I-00042
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1971. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP84173957
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001914091
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Condizione sovraccoperta: Yes, with plastic cover. 2nd printing. Item is only "acceptable" condition. It has been extensively read and shows many signs of wear to the cover, dust jacket, spine and pages, dog ears and yellowing. Perfectly readable, but not suitable for a gift or collection. Reading copy only. Spine is cocked. Signs of mending with glue at title page. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 3652
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0297004557 DUST JACKET HAS A FEW TEARS NO TEXT IS AFFECTED, Codice libro della libreria LION0001835
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802970045543.0