The Raj Quartet – Paul Scott (1984)


The Raj Quartet – Paul Scott (1984)


Title: The Raj Quartet

Author: Paul Scott

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1984.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Near fine. Small closed tear to dust jacket, some dust marks to page edges. Else fine. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

The Raj Quartet is a four-volume novel sequence, written by Paul Scott, about the concluding years of the British Raj in India. The series was written during the period 1965–75. The Times called it “one of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction.”

The story of The Raj Quartet begins in 1942. World War II is at its zenith, and in South East Asia, the Allied forces have suffered great losses. Burma has fallen, and the Japanese invasion of the Indian subcontinent from the east appears imminent. The year 1942 is also marked by Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi’s call for the Quit India movement to the British rulers of India.

Contains all the four books:

The Jewel in the Crown (1966)
The Day of the Scorpion (1968)
The Towers of Silence (1971)
A Division of the Spoils (1975)