The Siege Of Krishnapur

The Siege Of Krishnapur: Winner of the Booker Prize

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/07/1996
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In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781857994919
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Siege Of Krishnapur
not something I would have normarily chosen...
I read this for my english course at uni and was suprised by how much I enjoyed it. despite this being a historical sort of novel, it was written in the 7... READ MORE
sazza sparkles
The Siege Of Krishnapur
the siege of krishnapur
This is one of the best books i have read for a long time. It was chosen as our months book club read. I dont think i would naturally have picked it up bec... READ MORE
The Siege Of Krishnapur
A fantastic novel.
The backdrop of a siege in the Indian Mutiny is the setting for Farrell’s humorous novel. It has telling insights into the Victorian mind of those engulfed... READ MORE
Joe Franks
The Siege Of Krishnapur
Literature of the Commonwealth
Set during 1857 this 1973 novel packs information and reveals a fine sense of storytelling. It's enjoyable to read. The tale brings together the lives of e... READ MORE
Michael Rothwell