Brilliant and impassioned, The Glass Palace is a masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh, the gifted novelist Peter Matthiessen has called an exceptional writer. This superb story of love and war begins with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate.
The Glass Palace tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.
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"A distinctive voice, polished and profound."
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi and Egypt and at Oxford and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels, Ghosh has also written for Granta, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Observer. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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Descrizione libro Random House, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0375501487
Descrizione libro Random House, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110375501487
Descrizione libro Random House, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0375501487
Descrizione libro Random House. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0375501487 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0172650