The Long Day Wanes: The Norton Library

The Long Day Wanes: The Norton Library

Paperback The Norton Library

By (author) A. Burgess

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 33mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 17 February 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393309436
  • ISBN 13: 9780393309430
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 222,231

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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.

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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.

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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.