The Glass Palace: A Novel (Google eBook)
Brilliant and impassioned, The Glass Palace is a masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh, the gifted novelist Peter Matthiessen has called an exceptional writer. This superb story of love and war begins with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate.
The Glass Palace tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.
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Review: The Glass PalaceUser Review - Sam Johnson - Goodreads
Set in Burma, the story meanders like a lazy river on a hot Sunday afternoon with me in a boat partaking the imagery conjured up by the author's colorful prose. I only wish the riparian currents were stronger. Read full review
Review: The Glass PalaceUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
The scope of this book was a lot bigger than the brief review indicated. It spanned a little more than 100 years, from deposing King Thebaw of Burma and exiling him and his family to India, up until ... Read full review
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