The Long Day Wanes
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The Long Day Wanes : A Malayan Trilogy

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Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0393309436
  • 9780393309430
  • 308,093

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Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward. A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.show more

About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.show more