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    DescriptionKrishna, an English teacher in the town of Malgudi, nagged by the feeling he's doing the wrong work, is nonetheless delighted by his domestic life, where his wife and young daughter wait for him outside the house every afternoon. Devastated by the death of his wife, Krishna comes to realise what he really wants to do, and makes a decision that will change his life forever.


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    Title
    The English Teacher
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. K. Narayan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099282280
    ISBN 10: 0099282283
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    R. K. Narayan's writing spans the greatest period of change in modern Indian history, from the days of the Raj - Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) - to recent years of political unrest - The Painter of Signs (1976), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), and Talkative Man (1987). He has published numerous collections of short stories, including Malgudi Days (1982), and Under the Banyan Tree (1985), and several works of non-fiction. R. K. Narayan died in 2001 aged 94.
    Review quote
    "Narayan wakes in me a spring of gratitude, for he has offered me a second home. Without him I could never have known what it is like to be Indian" Graham Greene "Narayan's humour and compassion come from a deep universal well, with the result that he has transformed his imaginary township of Malgudi into a bubbling parish of the world" Observer "In his humour and compassion, Narayan comes close to being a twentieth-century Indian Chekhov" Sunday Telegraph "RK Narayan's Malgudi novels are humorous gems and it is a great pity that they are not better known. He wrote beautifully and with great compassion, something regrettably lacking in some humorous writing" -- Alexander McCall Smith