The Glass Palace: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 474 pages
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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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The writing is intricate and overall an engaging read. - Goodreads
Disliked the ending. - Goodreads
Very well researched book....Loved the way it moves - Goodreads
A sweeping narrative told through admirable prose. - Goodreads
Kind of uneven coverage of the narrative as it goes on. - Goodreads
greta...simply mind blowin story telling...awesome - Goodreads

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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

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User 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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Contents

PART V
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
The Money Tree
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
The Wedding
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
The Front
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33
CHAPTER 34
CHAPTER 35
CHAPTER 36
CHAPTER 37
CHAPTER 38
CHAPTER 39
PART VII
CHAPTER 40
CHAPTER 41
CHAPTER 42
CHAPTER 43
CHAPTER 44
CHAPTER 46
CHAPTER 47
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About the author (2001)

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and northern India. He studied in Delhi and Egypt and at Oxford and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels, Ghosh has also written for Granta, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Observer. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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