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    DescriptionRaju's first stop after his release from prison is the barber's shop. Then he decides to take refuge in an abandoned temple. Raju used to be India's most corrupt tourist guide - but now a peasant mistakes him for a holy man. Gradually, almost grudgingly, he begins to play the part. He succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju's new holiness to the test.


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    Title
    The Guide
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. K. Narayan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 188 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143039648
    ISBN 10: 0143039644
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P25106380
    LC classification: PR9499.3.N3 G85 2006
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there. In 1958 Narayan's work The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honor. In addition to his novels, Narayan has authored five collections of short stories, including A Horse and Two Goats, Malguidi Days, and Under the Banyan Tree, two travel books, two volumes of essays, a volume of memoirs, and the re-told legends Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1982 he was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Narayan died in 2001.